Roo straining in pain. Poo smeared vent.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BayCityBabe, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2008
    Okay the subject line says it all. I have a 2 y.o. Silkie roo. He is eating and active. I have even observed him making a tiny poo, this morning. My birds eat pellets, scratch, and fresh squash & pumpkin. The access to fresh veggies and water makes it highly unlikely that he is constipated. If he were a hen, I might think he was eggbound. What worries me is that every so often, he stops and bears down. When he does this, he loudly exhales - a creaky crow-like noise. He doesn't have any other symptoms. No lice, no breathing difficulties. The entire flock was wormed about a month ago.

    An ideas, my Chicken Friends?
  2. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Try oatmeal with olive oil?
    Anybody else got a suggestion?
  3. SurprisingWoman

    SurprisingWoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2009
    South Weber, UT
    Maybe a nice warm bath to help him relax and help you see if you can "see" the problem?

    I hope he gets well soon.
  4. Shaw117

    Shaw117 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2013
    Hi, I know this is super old but my rooster is have this very same issue. Did you ever find out what it was??

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