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What type of worm are these?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kmfriend, May 12, 2016.

  1. kmfriend

    kmfriend Out Of The Brooder

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    Sadly one of my gals died today. Yesterday I noticed she was lethargic and the others were attacking her. I put her in quarantine last night. This morning I was checking her over and she basically melted right into my arms into an unnatural position. Then she died. I did notice these worms coming out of her vent. What type of worms are these? I would like to treat my other seven gals and I know medications work on the type of worm.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I couldn't open the video but you can take them to a vet or have a fecal sample from the others read. Then you know what to do.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Your video is set to private, so we cannot see it.

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  4. kmfriend

    kmfriend Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you Kathy. That is the first YouTube video I've done. I just changed it to public. Now can you see it?
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Those look like maggots. Check the back end of all your hens and make sure they are free of poop. Caked on poop is where maggots love to live. [​IMG]

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  6. kmfriend

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    Yuck! Could that be what lead to her demise? I'm not home now but will for sure check the others when I get home. If the others do not show signs of maggots, do I need to treat them?
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Poopy butts can lead to something called "fly strike", and yes, that can kill them if it's not caught soon enough. Thoroughly check her body for wounds, and check her vent to see if that's where the maggots cam from.

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  8. kmfriend

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    There was a dark red patch near her vent. I did not get a picture. And when I looked closer at the base of her feathers, there were these strange almost mold looking grey and white clumps with spots all over. I did not notice these before. Any idea what they could be? I could tell she was not feeling well and I did notice poop, so I had soaked her in warm water with Epsom salts, thus the wet feathers. Also, the worms don't look like any maggots I've seen before. This entire situation stumps me.

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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Those clumps are lice eggs. Check your other hens, 'cause they probably also have them.

    I'm pretty sure those were some type of maggot. They are not poultry worms. Google for pictures of roundworms, cecal worms, capillary worms, tapeworms, and gapeworms, then you'll know they were not worms of poultry worms.

    -Kathy
     
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