Trouble "going"...ate some pine shavings?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ShowYourStuff, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. ShowYourStuff

    ShowYourStuff Out Of The Brooder

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    Just got 6 chicks from TSC all varying ages. The youngest of them are the BBR Old English, and the smallest of them, Fargo, Has been having trouble 'going to the bathroom'.

    He is otherwise looking healthy; no pasty butt, no watery eyes or obvious pain, but when he tries to go, he struggles to get a tiny, watery poop. They have been eating some of the shavings, and I was wondering if he could be internally impacted, and what to do.

    I haven't had babies around in a while, and I don't want to lose him. :( Any ideas will be appreciated.
     
  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Sorry, I am not sure, but maybe you could clear away the pine shavings and put down paper towels for the meantime. Make sure he is drinking water.
     
  3. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Put some mollasses in their water. Mollasses is a natural laxative for fowl. Mix it to look like weak tea and give it to them for one day. Should loosen things up a bit. Good luck.........Pop
     
  4. ShowYourStuff

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    Thank you! I didn't know about the mollasses. Will give it a try. :)
     

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