Straining to Poo

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mare, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Mare

    Mare In the Brooder

    Nov 4, 2009
    I have a barred rock that is 1 1/2 yrs old and is straining to poo. She's eating and drinking normal and isn't acting lethargic. She is on break because of winter from laying eggs, however she is not showing any symptoms of being eggbound. When the poo does come out it looks normal. Could she be constipated? I wonder if a warm bath would help her?
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I have read of a few constipated chickens on here. Depends a lot on her diet. Some kind of oil would do no harm. But usually when you see a chicken straining like that, I think it is an egg they are trying to pass.

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