wierd chick poop....can kids get sick from sick chicks?(pics and long)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ctcasper, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. ctcasper

    ctcasper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted a picture of what looked like a worm in the waterer yesterday..these are some pics of the poops that my 3 day old chicks have been having. I got 7 of them from a reputable hatchery that sells to many of the feed stores around here. One of the poops I have seen recently had a little pinkish red in it. I wash everything in hot water 3 times a day and give them fresh food and water. They are on 22% medicated chick starter. They are in a sanitized rubbermaid type tub with the cover over half of it and a 100 watt bulb on them. I am working on finding a thermometer to check the temp in there. Could this be caused just from being chilled? [​IMG] Other than the poop.... they seem to be acting fine...a few of them have "pasty butt" or their feathers are stuck together around their butt. One has it really bad. I called the hatchery and they told me that there is no way that they could be worms coming from a 3 day old chick...hoping some of you that have had chickens for a long time can help me.....thanks very much.. Also, can kids get sick from chickens if chickens are sick or have worms?? [​IMG]

    You can't tell so much by the picture, but the poops look almost like a pile of little worms or like little round pieces of little worms
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    Here is the one that looked a little pink/red....
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  2. mandomama

    mandomama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know about the worms, but the poops look normal to me. Especially if the chicks are eating, drinking and acting normal. I read on this site that you shouldn't worm chick till they are 6 weeks old.
     
  3. ctcasper

    ctcasper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any other opinions. They seem to still be doing fine, not weak or anything. Still think I see pinkish color in some poops...one chick has a bare butt from feathers sticking together with her poop. Should I seperate her from the others incase she has something, i am assuming she is the one pooping wierd...somewhat runny and slightly pink.....i think anyway
     
  4. GloriaH

    GloriaH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poops look fine. I see no worms.
     
  5. earthnut

    earthnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some diarrhea is normal in young chicks. Are all the droppings like that, or just some?

    I highly doubt your chicks have worms. The poo doesn't look like worms to me.
     

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