treatment of baby chick constipation new method

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

  1. asif asghar

    asif asghar Hatching

    Nov 22, 2014
    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 Crowing

    Apr 11, 2011
    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.

    Jun 15, 2012
    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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