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Little white worms in poop

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I was cleaning out the coop this afternoon and let the girls out to free range while I cleaned. One of the girls (I did not see which one) pooped outside the coop. I noticed what looked like small grains of rice moving around in the fresh poo. later I found some very runny poo that had the same thing. Are these worms or eggs, and what do I do about it?
Everyone seems healthy as they were all scratching for bugs in the yard and eating up a storm. And they are all drinking. Any advice?

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Any help on this?.....Please

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you might want to try a search in the predators and pests section for worming instructions.   I have only seen roundworms in my hens.  Not sure what this is but it almost sounds like tapeworms.  There are some really good posts on worming, just try searching on a few key words (worms, roundworms, tapeworms,etc).  Good Luck.

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It sounds like tapeworms. 

You will need to worm your chickens A.S.A.P. to get rid of these or they will end up killing them.

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post #6 of 7

Those are tape worms. Tape worms have segments the break off and that is why there are little rice sized pieces. Long spaghetti like with tapered ends is round worms.sickbyc

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Thanks everyone for your help.

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