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Do my chicks have worms?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lrybacki, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. lrybacki

    lrybacki New Egg

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    Hi everyone! Totally new poster here, and totally new to chickens (and totally panicking about everything). Can anyone tell me if this looks like a worm, or just really thin baby chick poop? Do worms break apart?[​IMG]
     
  2. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those look most like shed intestinal lining, which can be normal. The absolute earliest you will see worms in a chicks poop is at 3 weeks old due to parasitic life cycles.
     
  3. CGilbert

    CGilbert Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Unless chicks have been exposed to other chickens that may carry an infestation, or possible egg infested soil, either by spending time outside, or soil placed in their brooder, it's highly unlikely that they will have worms. You can start treating them as preventative when they are a bit older, a vet friend of mine recommended I wait until mine are 1 month old at least.
     
  5. lrybacki

    lrybacki New Egg

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    Thank you all so much! I really appreciate the responses, and the poop chart! I'll make sure I keep an eye on their droppings. :)
     
  6. Edelanoy1

    Edelanoy1 New Egg

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    Hi! I am having the same situation with my 2 day old chicks. My first thought was also worms which got me very nervous! I still don't know if it is worms, but I understand I can't treat them this young. Any ideas???[​IMG]
     

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