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

callier

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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
 

Pork Pie

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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
 

casportpony

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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
Welcome to BYC! How is she acting?

-Kathy
 

callier

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

callier

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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?
 

callier

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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?
 

casportpony

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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?
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
 

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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