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uh-oh worms in poop **pics**

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by igotchickens, May 10, 2011.

  1. igotchickens

    igotchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually get down and inspect some of the chicken's poo when I see them poop it out or when I notice it fresh. Today, upon further inspection, there were little white worms! NOOOO!! So the next step: treat it! I'm going to add a nice helping of cayenne powder to their food, but I would like to know, what do you guys recommend in addition: Wazene, Valbazen (albendazole) or Ivermectin? I appreciate any input! (Except please don't tell me to take a poo sample and/or my chickens to the vet).
    Thank you!
    P.S. None of my chickens appear ill so I don't know which had that particular poo. However, I'm going to treat them all of course.

    Also. yes I see the redness in the poo. It didn't seem to be blood, although I'm not ruling it out. It looked more like strawberries or some fruit, which they just got a lot of.

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    **EDITED TO ADD**: I assumed y'all would know what worms look like, but just in case: they're the white things on the poop. I'm sure they're worms, they were moving.
     
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  2. silkieroo

    silkieroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm... i dont have alot of experience with worms... but that doesn't look like worms to me... hopefully someone with more knowledge about this kind of stuff will answer. [​IMG]
     
  3. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I can tell, these look like tapeworms. Are they small like the size of rice? That's what it looks like. If they are real long, like spaghetti, they are roundworms. Use a good all purpose wormer that gets them all. I use Wormazole. Hope this helps.
     
  4. tiffanyg2

    tiffanyg2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was it fresh like from that day? the flies are really quick about laying their eggs larvae in a fresh pile of poop~ I think I've seen wormies in my dogs poo within 2-3 days before. When it's really hot out I think they grow faster [​IMG] Hopefully the chick doesn't have anything! I would definately get one fresh out of the butt and check it immediately for worms if that one wasn't. Goodluck [​IMG]
     
  5. igotchickens

    igotchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep fresh from that day, definitely not fly larvae, I know what maggots look like lol. From your description, sounds like tapeworm, which is what I suspected as I've seen them in cat and dog poop in the past.
     
  6. debducttape

    debducttape Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:You are ruining pasta and rice for me... [​IMG]
     
  7. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You are ruining pasta and rice for me... [​IMG]

    sorry......
     
  8. igotchickens

    igotchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can anyone post something helpful? Thank you!
     
  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    I recommend you dose all your chickens with valbazen. Dosage is 1/2cc for standards, 1/4cc for smaller chickens. Redose in 10 days. Valbazen is a liquid cattle/sheep wormer and can be purchased from Jefferslivestock.com
    Withdrawal is 14 days.
     
  10. igotchickens

    igotchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks!
     

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