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I thought I was gonna lose this sweet baby...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lac1975, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. lac1975

    lac1975 Out Of The Brooder

    May 22, 2011
    Corsicana, TX

    This little one had, I am suspecting anyway, a very bad case of constipation. It had been just standing around for the last day and a half, feathers fluffed out and seemed very fatigued. The others would just walk right over the top of her. I removed her and put her by herself yesterday morning. She didn't like it either! I gave her some food and added some vitamins to her water. I checked her pretty thoroughly after I isolated her and found a large knot in her lower belly. I left her in there and I went to bed (I work nights & this was my weekend on). When I woke up that afternoon, I checked on her and she pooped in one spot & it was only about the size of a pea.
    Well, I massaged her belly and used a warm rag and massaged the vent area. It didn't work at that time. Well, I had to leave her again to go work, but my son went and looked in on her for me. I assumed she was ok at that time since he didn't call me with any bad news. I get home this morning, and the first thing I do is look in on her. She has pooped probably 1/2 a tablespoons worth, maybe more. The knot was completely gone, and her energy was back. She was running all over the place.
    I took her back to the others. She is running still. And she's walking over them! So happy!! [​IMG]
  2. ChikeeMomma

    ChikeeMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Mid Michigan
    [​IMG] Good job!
  3. Buugette

    Buugette [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Cra

    May 26, 2009
    Bucks County, PA
    Yea.... very happy for you...
  4. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    So glad to hear this [​IMG]
    She is just beautiful.
  5. Lovable Chicks

    Lovable Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2010
    WOO HOO...what a little cutie.
  6. stubbornhill

    stubbornhill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    Shapleigh, Maine
    She is super cute! Nice job and glad she is feeling better.[​IMG]
  7. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    So happy things are better! [​IMG]
  8. Kaugomu

    Kaugomu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    San Antonio
    So glad she's doing better, she's really cute!
  9. lac1975

    lac1975 Out Of The Brooder

    May 22, 2011
    Corsicana, TX
    Thank you. She is doing so much better. Still going strong this afternoon!
  10. EatMorSteak

    EatMorSteak Out Of The Brooder

    May 28, 2011
    What a great story! Thanks for sharing.

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