Is this a worm? What should I do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mamahen86, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. mamahen86

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    Today I found this chicken poop on my back patio. It looks almost like a worm in the poop. It's huge though! I'm not sure which of my chickens it's from. Does this look like a worm? Advice??
     
  2. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This looks like the remnants of a soft-shelled egg that passed.

    Eeeevery once in a while, a chicken can lay a shell-less egg. If you see it start happening often, there could be a calcium/nutritional deficiency.

    When was the last time you wormed your flock? :)

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  3. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a tape worm to me. Not sure which wormer would cover tapes in chickens. The label will, though, say it covers tapeworms. It's either a tapeworm or a shelless egg. Hard to tell without being there.
     
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  4. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tapes look like little grains of rice.

    Unless she passed an ENTIRE tape worm, I'm still feeling like that's a shell-less egg that ripped. I'm seeing yellow, yolky material, too.

    I would still recommend worming your birds with something like Valbazen.

    MrsB
     

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