Worm help!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SearchDog13, May 22, 2016.

  1. SearchDog13

    SearchDog13 New Egg

    May 21, 2016
    I just got some chicks and I see eveidence of round worms in their poop. 2 of them are about two weeks old and 3 of them are about a week old now. What can I give them? I have some wazine but not sure if I can give it to them this young. They are active, eating and drinking well. HELP!
  2. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2016
    Saint Louis, MO

    It is unlikely that they have roundworms at that age. It takes three weeks for a roundworm to grow from an egg to an adult, although rarely one will get included in the chick's egg by the hen. If what you are seeing is pink and looks worm-like, it is likely shed intestinal lining which is normal, seen more often at this age since their digestive tract is still maturing. If you still think you're seeing worms, then try taking a clear picture of the droppings to post.
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