HELP...Are these worms?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Katydids, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Katydids

    Katydids New Egg

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    I saw these little red things in my chickens poo. I did not see anything like it in the Chicken poo pictures. Is it normal or are they some kind of parasite and if so any ideas? Any info is appreciated

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  2. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks to be ovarian cancer but I might be wrong
     
  3. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or could quite possibly be a internal parasite or kidney disfunction. You want to hope it's less serious like a infection or food too high in protein. Otherwise in could be a fatality[​IMG]
     
  4. Katydids

    Katydids New Egg

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    Any recommendations on how to handle?
     
  5. Katydids

    Katydids New Egg

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    Not sure which chickie it is but they all are very alert and active.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You would need a vet for that.
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    No those are not worms but could possibly be caused by a protazoa called Coccidiosis. They live in the intestinal tract and ulcerate it enough to kill the bird. The signs are blood in the poop. I would get this bird on some Corid or something with Amprolium as soon as possible. Death comes fast when you see blood. The green is caused from not eating or drinking enough and bile is flooding the intestinal tract.

    And definitely post in our Emergency section for more help as well.

    Good luck with your bird and I hope you can get them back to good health soon! :)
     
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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    I agree.
     
  9. Katydids

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    Thank you for info. I am picking up Corid this morning. For severe cases which I guess this is, would you recommend 3/4 teaspoon per gallon of water? If not what does would you recommend. I have the powder they use for cows???
     
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    If you have the powder, use 1 1/2 teaspoons per gallon. If you are only have a small amount of birds, and yes I would treat them all, you can use a quart waterer. You would use 1/3 of a teaspoon per quart, plastic waterers only. Corid is just a thiamine blocker. Thiamine is used in huge quantities for these protazoa to reproduce and will stop them in their tracts in a day or so. It works fast. Use it for 5 to 7 days.

    Keep us posted!! :)
     
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