looking for wormy poop photos...

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  1. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry that this post is so gross but I'm paranoid that some of my hens may have worms [​IMG]

    I check their poop everyday before scooping it away into the compost pail and have recently noticed a couple of poops that had a very long, stretchy, white opaque "flat string" in them - what the heck?? chicken tapeworm?

    I've never had to deal with worms before (and I have 3 dogs), I tried to find photos online to no avail.

    Help?

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  2. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I've seen that site but it doesn't answer my question [​IMG]

    the only wormy poop they show is all frothy.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Look at the very last pic on that page that Tipsy gave you the link for. That's the worm pic. The description below it, 'Sulphur yellow, foamy dropping' I think belongs with the pic above the last one.
     
  5. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, i saw that... however do all wormy poops look exactly like that?

    you can't even see worms in there - yet people say they "see" worms on and in poops...

    and what do those look like?

    i guess that's my question... [​IMG]

    i just googled and apparently there is no such thing as a 6" long stringy worm in poop?
     
  6. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could they have ate a part of the string from the feed bag?



    Don't ask me how I know [​IMG]
     
  7. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That thing was definitely, er, organic material... LOL!

    Absolutely disgusting [​IMG]
     
  8. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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  9. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh wow, super pic - thanks!

    of course it made me ill but I had to look to know...

    does not look like the things i found in a couple of poops, whew! i'm probably paranoid but will worm the whole flock anyways, i don't want to take any chances. none of my 16 birds have ever been wormed and some are 1.5 years old!

    thank you!
     
  10. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only on BYC would you see a thread called "looking for wormy poop photos"! [​IMG]
    But of course I had to check it out. [​IMG]
     

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