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KellyGa    Posted 03-03-2004 at 09:22:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
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. :(

Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-03-2004 at 09:33:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like ya did all the common sense things you could do.
If Dr.Clink were here I'd asker.
Somethin' else ya might do to ease the poor critters pain. Give it some liquid-prim in a bit of water. A drop or so maybe enough in three/four tablespoons.
I'll bet your a pretty Mom.

KellyGa    Posted 03-03-2004 at 09:36:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Whats liquid prim? Sorry to be dumb. Just dont know what it is.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-03-2004 at 09:40:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
liquid Baby Asprin (without the asprin).
Asprin been determined not good for children.

Good lookn'yeh? I se ya haven't denied it!
Good luck mother hen

KellyGa    Posted 03-03-2004 at 09:41:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thankyou! ANd thanks for the compliment (blush)

~Lenore    Posted 03-03-2004 at 14:31:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
I do not know about baby chicks but...
I know a little sliver of bar soap works for little babies.
Prehaps shape it sort of like a Qtip or that size.
I would moisten it and insert into the chicks behind.
It wont hurt it but might help.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-03-2004 at 15:04:23       [Reply]  [No Email]

Give me a couple months I might have thought of that one.

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