My Orpington sounded constipated this morning...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sshavney, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. sshavney

    sshavney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I went out to let the girls out this morning, Columbia (Buff Columbian) as usual was the last one to make it out. As I was looking at her face to face (she was still on the roost) she made this sound a few times that almost sounded like she was trying to poop but just couldn't. As soon as I walked away she got off the roost and came out. Anyone experience this?
     
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    If you think she is constipated you can put molasses in the water (it acts like a laxative for chickens).
    You can also take a Q-Tip and dip it in olive oil and rub it on, around, and tiny bit in the vent to help her out [​IMG]
     
  3. sshavney

    sshavney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will check when I get home, thanks.
     
  4. Buff-Island-Australorp

    Buff-Island-Australorp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry, but I would pay money to hear what a constipated chicken sounds like!!![​IMG]
     
  5. sshavney

    sshavney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Howdy neighbor! It sounded like she was trying to push but nothing would come out.... [​IMG]
     
  6. sshavney

    sshavney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Howdy neighbor! It sounded like she was trying to push but nothing would come out.... [​IMG]
     
  7. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
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