Bloody poop and worms! Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Melissa Sakata, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. Melissa Sakata

    Melissa Sakata Out Of The Brooder

    138
    8
    33
    Jul 5, 2016
    I recently had a 12 week old Ameraucana pullet have impacted and then sour crop. I cured that with Monistat and Dulcolax. After 1 week of waking up with a flat crop, this morning is was small and hard, but not flat.

    I checked poops this morning, and found some clear worms AND some blood in the poop. Do I just treat for worms or Coccidiosis? Or Both!?!

    Pullet is acting normal. Eating and drinking. What do I do???

    I only have the Backyard Chicken Health Pack to treat worms, which I started already this morning in their drinking water.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. chickcrack

    chickcrack Chillin' With My Peeps

    614
    111
    116
    May 27, 2016
    Ontario, Canada
    Hi Melissa. Sorry to hear you are still having problems :(
    That looks like round worm to me but I have no clue if that's blood or intestinal lining. @casportpony is a poop expert. Hopefully she can help. This may explain the sour crop...
    Good luck
     
  3. Melissa Sakata

    Melissa Sakata Out Of The Brooder

    138
    8
    33
    Jul 5, 2016
    Hi. Chickcrack! Thanks for responding!

    Yes, he was good for a week, and this morning his crop was not flat, so back to Dulcolax. I vomited him tonight, and it smelled like the beginning of sour crop. So back to Monistat treatment. And back to being on concrete again as it seems he cannot be trusted on dirt. He was eating dirt because the vomit had dirt in it.

    He has not been acting sick otherwise, so I am hoping that it was just a little intestinal lining in the poop, with worms of course. Aye vay!! I will know in the morning as he is being isolated tonight, and the Dulcolax should work its magic and clean him out.

    What causes chickens to eat dirt when they have clean food and water, and are provided fresh veggies?

    Ugh! I am so frustrated!
     
  4. 8flocksMocked

    8flocksMocked Just Hatched

    19
    0
    12
    Sep 5, 2016
    San Jose California
    Sometimes chickens eat dirt to get some vital nutrients they are lacking from their usual diet. I leave them with their feed 24/7 and give them treats and they still eat dirt ! As for the worm problem have you tried giving them some diatomaceous earth? It works wonders and its 100% natural.
     
  5. Melissa Sakata

    Melissa Sakata Out Of The Brooder

    138
    8
    33
    Jul 5, 2016

    Aha!! I do believe you just solved why there was a ball of round worms!!! I bought a new bag of feed, and I added DE to it so as to prevent any bugs in the bag! The feed had some DE in it, forcing the worms to come out!! Thank you!!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by