Little white worms in poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kidd42, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. kidd42

    kidd42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was cleaning out the coop this afternoon and let the girls out to free range while I cleaned. One of the girls (I did not see which one) pooped outside the coop. I noticed what looked like small grains of rice moving around in the fresh poo. later I found some very runny poo that had the same thing. Are these worms or eggs, and what do I do about it?
    Everyone seems healthy as they were all scratching for bugs in the yard and eating up a storm. And they are all drinking. Any advice?

    Thanks!
     
  2. kidd42

    kidd42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any help on this?.....Please
     
  3. Wanda

    Wanda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you might want to try a search in the predators and pests section for worming instructions. I have only seen roundworms in my hens. Not sure what this is but it almost sounds like tapeworms. There are some really good posts on worming, just try searching on a few key words (worms, roundworms, tapeworms,etc). Good Luck.

    Wanda
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It sounds like tapeworms.

    You will need to worm your chickens A.S.A.P. to get rid of these or they will end up killing them.
     
  5. honeydoll

    honeydoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are tape worms. Tape worms have segments the break off and that is why there are little rice sized pieces. Long spaghetti like with tapered ends is round worms.[​IMG]
     
  6. kidd42

    kidd42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone for your help.
     

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