is that a worm in her poop?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by my three chickens, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. my three chickens

    my three chickens Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 13, 2008
    I have a little Delaware (nine days old) who has been pasting up a bit. She is also smaller than the rest, though active and eating and drinking, etc. As a result, I've been watching her poop closely, and yesterday I saw one that concerned me. It was normal looking, but within it was a string of orange (kind of like silly string, about half an inch long). I guessed it was a worm, but looked closely and it seemed inanimate and pretty non-living.

    My questions:
    Does this sound like a worm?
    If so, is that bad? What should I do?

    My group is six chicks, all nine days old. Living indoors, non-medicated feed.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If they are just eating their chick feed and have not been fed worms, bugs or been outside, I doubt it is a worm.

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