I have a 2 day old button quail, who is now eating, drinking and running round like a loony. So all fit and well apart from no pooping? I checked the bum area and no inflammation, or swollen stomach or anything, but there was a solid black/brown bit in the bum. So i gave it a bit of a squeeze, and it started coming out a little, and the chick was more than happy for me to be doing this, so i assume it was helping. I tired getting it all the way out by using warm water, and a bit more squeezing, but when i managed to grab it (i'm talking 2 day old button quail here), it wouldn't come free without pulling on the skin? So i didn't want to yank it off in case it's something else? Is it just a brown solid lump of poop? Or is it part of the bottom? It's gone back inside almost since i let it go, but when the chick tries to poop, it comes out a little, but it just won't let go of the skin? I've given the chick some olive oil, and sugar water, but neither has seemed to have helped. I've wet the area, and that helped me to grab the thing, but again, i didn't want to yank it out as it was attached to the skin and the chick started chirping a little. Had a little accident with the olive oil, as the chick ran at the pippet i was using to coat the food in, and got the oil on her chick fluff, and then she ran straight in front of the heat lamp! So she has a lump of baby fluff missing. I rushed her to the kitchen and bathed her in warm water, and her skin is fine, she just lost the fluff thank god! She's not in any pain if i touch her, her skin isnt burned or blistered, and she's still running around like a loony. Actually eating more today, and starting to drink on her own rather than waiting for the pippet. But still not pooping and it's day 2. So, should i just pull that black/brown solid bit out next time i try? Or will it do some damage if it's looking like it's attached to the skin inside there?