Need help--please!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TracyLK, May 22, 2011.

  1. TracyLK

    TracyLK Out Of The Brooder

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    My week and a half old Silkie who I got yesterday seems to have blocked vent. It is large and she keeps trying to go to the bathroom but can't. What can I do?
     
  2. GiddyMoon

    GiddyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it actually blocked or is it clean but she can't go? If it is blocked, use a warm water and towel to gently clean it off. If she is constipated I have read that a drop of molasses in a tablespoon of warm water can be given to her by a dropper. Like 6-12 sips a day, making it up fresh so it doesn't ferment. Make sure you don't drip it in her nostrils.
     
  3. TracyLK

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    It is clean on the outside but she is constipated [​IMG]
     
  4. pharmchickrnmom

    pharmchickrnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If its pasty butt you can use a warm wet washcloth or papertowel and gently hold it against her vent to soften up the poop. Gently wipe the poop off but dont pull it or you might hurt it. If that doesnt work, you could try soaking its little butt in a small dish of warm water then wiping it. I hope this helps.
     
  5. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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