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 In 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

    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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