new chicks have worms?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickylady, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. chickylady

    chickylady Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a new chick owner. Their poop looks like it has worms in it. Small yellow ones. I am feeding them Purina Mills Medicated starter/grower and baby grit. Do I need to deworm them? and what do I use?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Have they been on the ground? If not, it's probably not worms. Are they moving in the poop?
     
  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Any chance of a photo? Exactly how old are they?
    Can you contact supplier to see what might be wrong?
    Are they confined to brooder where you can control their diet?
     
  4. chickylady

    chickylady Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks are 2 weeeks old. It does seem to have gotten better. They are in a brooder so they have not been outside. ( until today for an hour) I think it may have been the food. Are all chicks born with worms like kittens or puppies?
     
  5. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    No, most chicks would come to you worm-free unless raised in worm-contaminated facilities.
     
  6. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes if the owners adult chickens have worms enerally round worms
    chickens can even lay eggs with round worms in them
    take sample to a vet and test what is in manure
     

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