Posted 03-03-2004 at 09:22:50
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One of my chicks has eaten too much of the timothy hay I put in the bottom of the brooder. She couldn't pass it, it was so much, and one of the others had been pecking at her bottom. I took her out immediately, washed her off in warm water, put her in a towel and blow dried her on warm. While she was in the sink, I tried to get the straw out of her butt, succeeded somewhat, but there was some that just was stuck. I was afraid to pull anymore, because it looked like if I did her well, her hole would turn inside out. I gave her some mineral oil to try to pass what is stuck, and she is just sleeping in the towel.
Do y'all have any other suggestions. I just dont know if she will make it. She wont if she doesnt pass the grass, thats for sure. What happens if I damaged her hole? Is it that easy to damage? I am lost, I hope she makes it. :(