small worms in the fresh chicken poop. Ick!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by todfeathers, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. todfeathers

    todfeathers Hatching

    Jun 7, 2010
    Hi I am new to BYC but I read it often. I just started keeping chickens for laying in the past year. About a week or 10 days ago I noticed round worms and small worms in the poop. I treated with wazine first and then after a few days I gave each bird about a pea sized ration of safeguard paste 10% fenbendazole as I have read about on here and other sites. I repeated the safeguard again about 3 days later and I still see little worms in the poop. No more roundworms thankfully. Could it be small tapeworms. I have read everything I can find but not sure how to proceed. We live in sacramento ca. I will upload a pic or two if I can figure it out. I am tech challenged and appreciate any advice from someone who is familiar with this parasite. I would like to remove these things from my girls and roosters. I have 10 1 year olds or older and 12 that are 3 1/2 months and see signs in at least some of the younger birds also. Perhaps I can help another in the future but I am stuck here. Thanks everyone. One pic is from internet, the other is mine from today. Thanks, Todfeathers
    Click pictures to enlarge.

    Last edited: Jun 7, 2010
  2. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    can you enlarge the pictures? re upload them to the forum and under the browse re size them to the largest size 640x480 and I think we can see the worms.
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Does look like tapeworms to me. If you can see that many must be a heavy load.

    I'd say yuck, but today I bought tapeworm meds for my cats. So I'm used to them.


    ETA- Click on the pix to enlarge in living color.
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2010
  4. todfeathers

    todfeathers Hatching

    Jun 7, 2010
    Hi, If you click the pics they will enrge I think. Thanks so much
  5. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Songster

    Dec 14, 2009
    Yikes! I definitely see them. I am not sure what to suggest. You have done the things that I would think would work. I'll be subscribing to see what suggestions people come up with.
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Glen St Mary, Florida
    You must use Valbazen. You can purchase it online from jeffers livestock. It will kill tapeworms, roundworms and a host of other worms. Dosage is as follows: One half cc (one half ml) given to standard size chickens. One quarter cc (one quarter ml) for small chickens. I recommend putting it on a small piece of bread (it's liquid) and giving each piece of bread to each chicken one at a time.
  7. todfeathers

    todfeathers Hatching

    Jun 7, 2010
    Thank you for your help everyone. I see they have valbazen for sheep 11.36% at the feed store here, but it is 500 ml and $46.00.
  8. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    Sonoma Co, CA
    Tapeworms. Albendazole will treat this, but yes- it tends to come in large bottles only. Not so bad when you realize that they get these from eating insects- and will get them back again.... and you will need to treat them periodically. Off label in laying hens, as are most or all of the things we use to treat them...
  9. sargent spurs

    sargent spurs Chirping

    Aug 24, 2011
    Put cayenne pepper in there feed and apple cider vineger in there water. [​IMG]
  10. wendyz

    wendyz Hatching

    Mar 14, 2014
    Hi, I just saw your post with this problem and I also live in Sacramento…. what did you use to get rid of the worms? I have the same type. Yuck!

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