What worm is this?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickennutty, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. chickennutty

    chickennutty In the Brooder

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    Hi All, I believe I have a worm problem, but I'm not sure which one. I am adding a photo. My little hen also is sneezing and shaking her head. Just want to add this is my first post, although I have been a dedicated reader for a few years. I've always found good info here without needing to ask a question. Love this forum! Thanks.[​IMG]
     
  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hopefully @casportpony (Kathy) will be around some time and help out (or you could PM her your post) - I'm sure there are other experts out there, just that Kathy sprung to mind.

    CT
     
  3. chickennutty

    chickennutty In the Brooder

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    Thanks, CT, for taking a look. And you read my mind! I was just thinking of sending Kathy a message and asking her to take a look. I'll do that tomorrow if I haven't solved the mystery by then. Heck, maybe it isn't even a worm! It appears hollow and it isn't alive.
     
  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck

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    It kinda looks like a dried mealworm to me... :confused:
     
  5. Pork Pie

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    that thought came to my mind also, but I've had enough wrist slapping for this week, so thought I'd keep it to myself [​IMG]
     
  6. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck

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    If we let the wrist slappers stop us from offering our opinions then there would be that much more misinformation spread around... j/s...
     
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  7. chickennutty

    chickennutty In the Brooder

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    Hey, you guys might be right! I did throw out a handful of mealworms a few days ago!!! Seems these have been showing up just since then. Thanks for looking. Glad I didn't rush into the worming process.
     
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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    It does look like it might be a mealworm. Did you save it? better pictures would confirm.
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    -Kathy
     
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  9. chickennutty

    chickennutty In the Brooder

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    I was thinking tapeworm, because of the segments. Her droppings are firm, although she did just have a couple of weeks of green watery poo. Hope this photo helps. [​IMG]
     
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  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Do you still have the poop? If so, remove the worm and take a picture of it.

    -Kathy
     

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