HELP! Worms in poop?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dashenka, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. dashenka

    dashenka Hatching

    Oct 27, 2014
    My momma just hatched 7 baby chicks and we put 3 more day old chicks under her. Today (day 5) I've noticed that some poop looks like worms and one of the adopted chicks is struggling to breath. Her abdomen looks swolden as well. Picture of poop included[​IMG]
  2. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Songster

    Sep 24, 2012
    The coop
    Are you sure this is chicken poo? Just checking. I don't know, I hope someone else knows something.
  3. losttexan

    losttexan Songster

    Jan 24, 2014
    Lubbock, TX
    Small pic, but looks like roundworms. I suggest worming with wazine. If one has, all likely have, so treat your whole flock. If you have egg-producing hens, you'll need to throw eggs away for 14 days. Make sure to do two treatments to get adults and then the eggs that have hatched. Dosing info:

    CHICKENS - 4 to 6 weeks of age: for each 100 birds, use 1 fluid ounce (30 ml) of Wazine-17 in 1 U.S. gallon (3.8 liters) of drinking water.
    Over 6 weeks of age: for each 100 birds, use 2 fluid ounces (60 ml) of Wazine-17 in 2 U.S. gallons (7.6 liters) of drinking water.

    1 liquid ounce = 30ml = 2 tablespoons
  4. dashenka

    dashenka Hatching

    Oct 27, 2014
    Oh it definitely came out of the 5 day old chick. My hen is separated from the flock and there is nothing in her poop. She is on my porch with ten chicks. Here is another picture. Can I even treat 5 day old chicks? How can they even get roundworms in 5 days?[​IMG]
  5. Safeguard or Valbazen are better choices. Safeguard can be found at your feed store. Wazine only kills round worms. If a chicken is passing worms you can see in their poop, there is usually a severe overload.
  6. Wow! I have never heard of 5 day old chicks pooping out worms..... Is this chick one that you hatched from your eggs?
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    It's not worms. It's sloughed intestinal lining. I recommend giving the chicks Corid 9.6% liquid solution. Dosage is 9.5cc's per gallon of water for 5 days. Make it fresh daily and dont add anything to the mixture. Corid can be found in the cattle section at a feed store.
  8. dashenka

    dashenka Hatching

    Oct 27, 2014
    ok. I have some corid. This is my first time with chicks. WhY is this happening? Previous picture was from one of my chicks,not adopted ones. My adopted chock looks like she is struggling to breath and very sleepy. She stretches her neck kind of like she is about to crow.

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