treatment of baby chick constipation new method

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by asif asghar, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. asif asghar

    asif asghar New Egg

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    i had a baby chick who initially had pooh stuck to opening which i treated with conventional cleaning methods already in the forum but later on it developed severe constipation and he yelled out a lot. nothing seemed to work but i tried a new thing and it got fine.
    i used a round end of hair pin inserted for 0.5 cm well lubricated with vaseline and removed a portion of hardened feces.then i put 0.3 ml of laxative( SKILAX drops 03 drops only) and stool softener (susp cemaffin 0.2 ml only) both mixed in the opening using a cold drink straw cut to the length 2 cm fitted over a 3 cc syringe without needle.the bird tolerated the procedure without pain even i did not have to hold him.
    after 10 minutes it passed a lot of poody and was fine
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Glad your chick is okay!

    I've only had that happen once, and it was because that particular chick decided it liked the taste of pine shavings. I used a small pair of tweezers and had to actually pull the stuff from its vent a few times a day. I think I did that for 3 or so days and then all was well (and the dum dum finally decided shavings weren't food). It was NO FUN!
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    I'm glad the chick survived! That is an interesting method you used--I'm surprised it worked. It's good to know it worked though.
     

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