What is this? Worms or something else?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by littlejohnacres, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. littlejohnacres

    littlejohnacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    Sorry for the poop picture, but I have noticed this for a few day in my chickens poo. What are the white tube looking things? Is it normal or worms?? Thanks so much in advance.

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  2. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

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    tape worms, you need to worm them

    @casportpony has dosing indfo in her signature, i will see if i can post it here for oyu
     
  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Are those inside the poo or on top? It actually looks like it's feather sheath particles from molting...
     
  4. littlejohnacres

    littlejohnacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crap! That's what I was afraid of :( Thanks!
     
  5. littlejohnacres

    littlejohnacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've only seen it on top. I haven't sifted though the poo [​IMG]
     
  6. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Sorry, but start sifting, lol...

    If they're only on top, and they're hollow and dry, then it's most likely feather sheath dust/pieces... when they preen and shake it off while on the roost, it will blow around and stick on wet poo... bet there's more in the corners and crevices of your coop...
     
  7. littlejohnacres

    littlejohnacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will do some further investigating tonight [​IMG] LOL! I really did think about the feather particles. I'm still pretty new at this so I was worried.
     
  8. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    No worries... better to ask opinions and see... if it was worms, you'd definitely want to treat asap... :)
     
  9. DwayneNLiz

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    i only said tapes because it looked like little segments, like in this one

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    hadnt even thought about the feather sheaths

    oops
     
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