Vent problem / Constipation

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JustChicky, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. JustChicky

    JustChicky Songster

    Feb 14, 2008
    East Texas
    I have a chick that has always had a weird vent. He is also having problems pooping. The poop will get stuck coming out and then the vent starts turning inside-out. I have to help him out about once a day. I just squeeze his bottom, gently, and a lot of poo comes out (about twice as much as is sticking out). Then I clean it and he is fine until the next day. I put Vaseline on it today, GwenFarms suggested that and bearing grease but I haven't tried the grease yet. He eats and drinks, seems happy, but he does squeak when I clean it. Oh yeah, I do see him poop normal at least once everyday. Here is a picture after I cleaned him, before drying and applying Vaseline:

  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    good luck and keep doing what you are doing... perhaps some live culture yogurt (free choice daily) will help.

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