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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TherryChicken, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok everyone. I need some help. This chick if half the size of the siblings, has wirey fuz, and it's belly gets more n more bloated. I didn't think the poor thing would make it 2 1/2 weeks. When I put it on its back n look at the belly, something bulges from it. You touch it and it's hard like bone, but you can feel it almost everywhere in the belly. The chick eats and drinks. However talks ALOT and will cuddle up under a siblings wing, no not because of coldness. Maybe discomfort? I'm hoping not pain.
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Is the chick defecating? It sounds as if it is impacted.
     
  3. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    It is that I know of. I mean it had poop on its butt even had a skid mark
     
  4. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    How can I get it to poop if not?
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Take an eyedropper and insert a bit of olive oil into the anus. Upon at least two occasions, I have had chicks born with no anal openings. It was necessary to cull both of them.
     
  6. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    By should I take the chick b out and hold it till it poops?
     
  7. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Well it had pooped many times on me before
     
  8. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Or should I just give the olive oil?
     
  9. LeafBlade12345

    LeafBlade12345 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Molasses in water is also a natural laxative.

    Regards,
    Leaf
     
  10. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    We have molasis, but idk how good it is now
     

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