Week old baby silkie is constipated =(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by undine, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. undine

    undine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My baby silkie is active as ever. Although when i see her trying to poop(the little chicken butt waddle dance, and with her wings stretched back) NOTHINGG COMESSSS OUTT. I saw it happen this morning, and was starting to worry so i sat there watching her until she had finally pooped after many tries (i waited 30 minutes.) I fed her some yogurt, hoping itll help her digest her food and what nots. Its during the evening now and shes still doing it =( Ive only seen her pooped a few times today, and they were these little skinny swirly poopies. Is she constipated? Whats wrong with her? She dosent have pasty butt. Her crop area looks bloated too o_o it isnt hard. kind of airy with chick feed and yogurt,
     
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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Make sure the heat lamp temperature isn't too high. Dehydration from too much heat can cause constipation. If she's not pasted up she is probably fine.
     
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  4. undine

    undine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Word =( It has been getting pretty humid here so ive been letting them go without the lamp. She just pooed around 10 minutes ago. I had to pick out all the wood shavings off and i was left with this.. strand of hard dark poo, and with some kind of elastic thick slimy mucus membrane attached to it o_o Ill post a picture.
     
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  6. undine

    undine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL ughhh maybe using flash wasnt such an awesome idea. Shouldve taken the pic under a light without flash, but the spork is already in the trash :(. See the mustardy sticky slime thats like just sticking itself to the spork, and that forest green hard poo that didnt even smear after i gave it a little pressure from a toothpick.
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  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    They do need some heat at a week old since they don't have feathers. They should have at least 80-85 degree temps. Are they inside or out? Cold can cause constipation also. A drop or two of molasses might get her going.
     
  8. undine

    undine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks =)
     

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