Ok I'm a little embarassed to be posting this because I pride myself on the care of my birds. I spend alot keeping the happy and healthy, because I spend alot on them themselves. I've had a terrible couple of weeks and I've been trying to deal with this myself but it doesn't seem to be working. I first noticed I had a white silkie chick that was a little down but nothing much. I didn't think much of it because I just thought it was nature and naturally you will have a fatality here and ther. She didn't show any sign of disease what so ever. Then a week or so later I notice that I have two Silkie juveniles with a bunch of fecal matter around their vent. I immediately put them in isolation as soon as I notice it. They then die. Ok I'm alarmed but I thought I cut it off at the source. They may have picked up a parasite. Then I walk out today and I have 5 dead chicks and an Ameraucana rooster on the other side of the aisle with the same fecal smeared vent.... I'm very concerned! Is it worms? Is it coccidiosis? I don't want to get a bad reputation on here because I posted this. I'm very alarmed. ok I think it is hair worms brought on by all of our rain. We have seen some of the after math of the Missouri weather and had some other extreme weather making alot of rain lately.