I hatched my first batch of quail along with 3 pheasants.. I've had an ordeal, needless to say , read under the "quail passed" thread if you want to follow what I had going on.. Anyway, long story short.. There's one pheasant that had a bloody bottom on day 2 or so.. He's in the "injured" brooder with a quail.. Well, his bloody bottom healed & now he has what I assume is, pasty butt.. I've washed it several times with a warm wash cloth while holding his bottom under the faucet.. Cleans up good but his skin on his belly is black & it's hard.. Looks like he's compacted.. He does have tiny bowel movements but only on his bottom & they are white & runny.. He's getting probiotics, electrolytes & ground game bird feed.. How do I get him to have a bowel movement?? I've held his bottom under the warm water & tried massaging toward the opening.. (sorry my mind is blank at the moment & I can't think of the correct term).. I'm afraid he's not getting enough out.. He's not lethargic "yet".. But I don't want to lose him!! How do you "express" bowel without harming him?? I don't want to put too much pressure on him.. Ughhhhh Sorry, I'm new to this & Thank you to Everyone that has helped me thus far, sorry my mind once again is blank of whom it was!!!