(not for the sqeamish) My poor old grey chicken (I estimate she was about ten years old) just died as a result of a major worm infestation which showed up out of nowhere. I have been battling the threat of mites, which wiped out half of a neighbor's flock, so had examined this girl only a couple of days ago while applying Bag Balm to her legs and would have seen these tings. This morning she was lethargic and had dropped wings (gross warning), so I knew it wasn't good, but when I picked her up I discovered hundreds, if not thousands of half inch long white worms literally consuming her gut area. They had eaten right through her backside. I did my best to get them all off which was a pretty pointless endeavor, but she seemed to be a bit more comfortable, but after a day of this she finally died. Sorry, I'm just not able to kill my birds having pulled so many back from the brink of death only to live years longer - this one included. I had contacted a vet, but the nearest place to get any meds is a two hour round trip (which I made), and was told to get paprazine, but now I don't know if that was the right choice, as these worms do not fit the description of the worm this stuff is supposed to treat, but it's the only stuff they carry. The parasite in question is round and white, has a small black dot on its head, and is semi transparent, about a half to three quarters of an inch long, and maybe the thickness of a pencil lead. Any ideas what these things are and whether I should go ahead and treat the rest of the birds anyway just to be safe? Thanks in advance for any help.