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Not pasty butt... chick cant go

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TheRookie, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. TheRookie

    TheRookie Chillin' With My Peeps

    My chick has been drinking and eating. She has not gone to the bathroom at all. Her vent is..pulsing? like she has to go to the bathroom (ive noticed other chicks doing the same thing) but nothing ever comes out. Her vent is clear, ive checked several times and even cleaned with a q-tip but still nothing. I dont know what to do. Shes only been eating chick feed and a little hardboiled egg yolk cause she wasnt acting good earlier either.
     
  2. wren

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could stimulate her to go with a cotton ball dipped in warm water.
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    How old is the chick?
     
  4. TheRookie

    TheRookie Chillin' With My Peeps

    She is three days old.
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Maybe she has an internal defect? I hope that she will be able to pass poo.
     
  6. TheRookie

    TheRookie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Finally resolved itself. She is now fine and able to go. Thanks for your suggestion wren I think it helped her get the idea.
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I am so happy that she was able to go!
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2012

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