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PLEASE HELP: What is this bloody worm-like object my hen just excreted? (Gross photo)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by callier, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. callier

    callier New Egg

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    Hello:

    Does anyone have any idea what on earth this disgusting thing could be?
    Has anyone seen this before?
    What would you suggest?

    Thank you very much - I GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP. Love my chicken and don't want her to die.

    Sincerely,
    Callie
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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Can't help on identifying what it is but in your position I would de-worm if you have not already done so.

    Good luck
    Ct
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! How is she acting?

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  4. callier

    callier New Egg

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    She is acting pretty normal: excited about food, moving around fine and normally.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Can you have a vet look at her?

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  6. callier

    callier New Egg

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    Yes she has been to an aviary specialist and the emergency vet. No one really knows what's wrong with her.

    Has anyone ever seen that before?
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Did they do a fecal to check for worms?

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  8. callier

    callier New Egg

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    No the vet did not do a fecal check. Should I send it for a sample? Does it look like a worm? Do they get that big?
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I would talk to the vet about checking for worm eggs, coccidia and bacteria. Would be two different tests, one's a fecal float, the other is a gram stain.

    -Kathy
     
  10. HappyChickInn

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    Did you feed her anything different in the last day or two? I had some really weird red wormy looking stuff myself that turned out to be nothing in a day or two after feeding blueberries or grapes. Apple cider vinegar (2 tablespoons to a gal of water for a few days will deworm and be healthy too). Good luck
     
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