saw worms in poo this AM...treatment?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pastrymama, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. pastrymama

    pastrymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 7 pullets ages almost 8 weeks up to 10 weeks old. This morning I was cleaning the coop and I found a big pile of poo with some watery stuff in it and in had about 5 long thin white and red things in it, like super thin angel hair pasta. nothing was moving, but super gross. i realized i had seen this before and dismissed it, i don't know why, probably because i am new and don't have a clue yet, but then this morning i realized it's gotta be worms! they were 1 1/2 to 2 inches long. i have 2 EE, 2 RIR, 2 DB and 1 BO. what is the proper treatment and what kind of worms are these? everyone seems to be acting fine, aside from a few sneezes, but eyes are clear, no drainage from anywhere. i have been using acv in their water for a few weeks now, dirt in their run, aspen shavings in the coop, sand in the attached pen with DE, certifieded organic feed with some DE in it, and they free range for about 3 hours a day in my grassy backyard while my dogs are locked up in the house. i use misters when it's super hot(it's phoenix) but i don't let it get muddy, and if it does, i let it dry up for a few days. so help! there are so many wormers i don't know what to do, i just want them gone. i just read the thread below, but that was for gapeworm. this isn't gapeworm i don't think. feedstores should be opening soon so i can get started today. plus, does the heat here play into this?
     
  2. crittersitter

    crittersitter Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Wazine in the water and then two weeks later follow up with Ivermectin. I used paste, though it doesn't matter how you give it to them. Don't delay treatment, because after so see worms in the poop your birds have a very bad infestation of worms. You will start having birds die on you. When you see worms been sloughed off like this it means that they have so many worms that there isn't really much room for more in them. That is a very simplistic explanation. I it's the best I could do quickly. Your feed store should have both.
     

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