Need a laxative for baby chick ASAP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by teebo, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. teebo

    teebo In the Brooder

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    my 2 week old silkie chick has trouble trying to poo,i need something that will help it pass its poop without straining so much???????????
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2009
  2. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    try adding a tsp. of corn syrup (white clear, like Karo clear syrup) or molasses per pint of water, or 1 Tbsp. per quart
     
  3. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Songster

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    THE BEST METHOD IS THIS
    1 CUP OF PLAYSCHOOL SAND ADDED TO 1 GALLON OF THE CHICK FEED

    FEED THIS TILL CHICKS ARE REGULATED
    AND NO IT IS NOT A GRIT

    I would also do this

    THIS IS FOR YOUR CHICKS NOW
    but now you have a difficient gut problem with the E.coli
    and it needs to have the Vitamin E put in the wet mash probiotic to help the E.coli gut problem
    do this

    now the
    natural probiotic recipe is is:
    1/2 qt of dry crumbles
    3/4 QT of milk, sweet, sour, or buttermilk or a mixture of all or some
    1/4 cup of non flavored yoguart ( no artificial sweetmer)
    mix good
    YOU CAN ADD LAST ON TOP OF WET MASH
    1/4 CUP OF APPLE SAUCE AS THEY WILL EAT THAT GOOD

    NOW THE IMPORTANT INGRIEDIENT FOR EACH CHICK FED
    and add 1- 1000 mg of Vit E by cutting the end off the vit E capsule for each chick fed this wet mash
    putting it in the wet mash

    this for each chick your treating
    so for each chick use 2 tsp of mixture and 1-1000 mg of Vit E

    twice a day for them till the manure is solid

    and feed each chick
    2 tsp full of the wet mash probiotic and what they will clean up in 20-30 minutes
    then clean wet feeders and restock dry crumbles

    do this twice a day for a week
    till the chicks manure is right
    then quit the Vit E make just the wet mash probiotic
    then once a week for life

    All the while after mdicating the birds use ACV IN THE WATER
    do not use ACV with medication


    2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar per gallon of the chicken water so their gut flora wil be regulated they should have this at least 3-5 days a week
    then three days aweek after they are over coccidiosis


    the vit's are neccessary to clean up the damaged gut problem
    email me any questions so you are not confused

    any questions email me
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2009
  4. threehorses

    threehorses Songster

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    It may not be straining because it actually needs to poo, but because it's having diarrhea - in which case you wouldn't want to use a laxative.

    When it does poop, what are its droppings like?
     
  5. teebo

    teebo In the Brooder

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    their poop was hard but the molasses worked wonders,thanks
     

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