At first it looked like blood, uh oh. Cocci? No. After playing around with the poo the red strings were NOT blood. They were just red...well.. red, squishy, strecthy, strings! Sometimes there was one red string, and sometimes there were as many as 10 strings. When streched all the way they are maybe 1/4 of an inch. Are these worms? The red made me think gapeworm...but my chicks havn't showed any signs of distress, coughing, panting or anything like that. But I have to assume that these strings are indeed, worms. How do I get rid of them? Would I need to deworm all 8 of my chicks? But most of all....how the heck do you deworm 2 1/2 week old chicks? I have some horse dewormer...ivermectin, but how would I not over dose a chick with medicine ment for a 1200 pound horse!? What should I do? These strings showed up a few days ago....and only now am I seeing them more often.