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Good worm thread?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by grasjm36, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. grasjm36

    grasjm36 Songster

    Sep 23, 2009
    Hagerman, ID
    I noticed awhile ago that a few of my chickens had dirty feathers around their vent and sloppy liquid poos. Then while I was cleaning the coop this morning, there was a poo on the roost with long clearish worms in it (dead). What the heck!?

    What kind are these (without pics, sorry). Or is there a good thread on here with descriptions of this and cures? I have a few roosters, LOTS of free range hens, a dozen rare breed pullets, and chicks. I'm so afraid they all have this!! Is it contagious?

    Any info at this point will help me tons. Thanks in advance.

  2. DTRM30

    DTRM30 Songster

    May 25, 2009
    you should probably worm them all. Dawg always knows what wormer to use - I think it's valbazen ? but you need to toss the eggs for a few weeks. I need to do my girls - just haven't had the chance to pick up the wormer yet. Maybe this weekend ...

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