My chick wont poop!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Makaylas chick, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. Makaylas chick

    Makaylas chick Hatching

    Apr 28, 2016
    So I have this chick she is only a couple days old, I don't know the breed. Anyways she was fine two days ago, but as of yesterday I noticed she was sleeping more then the others, and wasn't eating or drinking unless I made her. So I thought I should bring her inside to keep a closer eye on her, and I noticed she peed a little bit she hasn't pooped in 12 hours.
    I've tried putting her in warm water, and massaging it.... But I don't know how or where to massage her!
    I know it's not pasty butt, because she doesn't have poop coming out of her.
    I have gotten up every hour on the hour to make her drink lots of water and eat a little bit of food.
    In her water I put molasses, because I've heard it is a natural laxative, but still no poop
    She is breathing heavy and every now and then, she chirps
    I don't know what to do anymore can someone please help me???

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockwit Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  3. brittyd

    brittyd Hatching

    Apr 23, 2016
    Finleyville, PA
    Did you check the baby for pasty butt? Mine had the same issue, look up images on this site or on google and see if its the issue. Do Not Pull It Out, you allow luke warm water run over the chicks bottom to soften the back up and it should loosen its self up. You can rub it to help it break off but not roughly!!
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hope the ER people will be able to help you.

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