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worm in poop of week old chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TeamChaos, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. TeamChaos

    TeamChaos Songster

    Nov 8, 2009
    Found a tiny white worm wiggling in the poop of a rescued chick- what kind of worm would that be? I want to make sure I use the appropriate wormer. Thanks.
     

  2. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Songster

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    I lwas told to dispense worm medicine to my flock every six months, but I have decided not worming them at all unless I am seeing them acting like they have worms (droopiness, emaciation and diarrhea). The Urban Farm Store said buy a small bottle of chicken wormer from your local feed store, or you can order from the 'net, too. It simply involves adding some liquid medicine to their drinking water. Carefully follow the directions on the bottle.

    There you go,

    Steve
     
  3. TeamChaos

    TeamChaos Songster

    Nov 8, 2009
    Yes, thanks. I've wormed my adult chickens before but I've never actually SEEN a worm in the poop- especially not in a week old chicken. She's not from my flock, so I'm wondering what she might have picked up and what it's life cycle. threat level is. Maybe a caecal worm?
     
  4. Symphony

    Symphony Vanilla, Little Airt Airt

    Quote:It's most likely a round worm, I've seen them in chicken's poop alot.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I would be very concerned about worming a chick that young. Gonna send someone in here to look at your thread. He's an expert on the subject. He'll be able to tell you what's best, I'm sure.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Steve, would you be referring to wazine? Only works on roundworms.
     
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    For a week old chick, dose 1/10cc valbazen orally, repeat in 10 days, same dosage.
     

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