Worms? 2.5 week old chicks

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  1. shaneensmith

    shaneensmith Chirping

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    I feel as if i am having nothing but problems with chickens. My chickens are very clean and well looked after. These chick are not even outside yet they are inside my garage and there has NEVER EVER been another chicken in there...like ever!!!! ....their brooder is extremely clean always....i change water daily!! This was in their water this morning....ugh!!! Anyone know what it is? Sorry the photo i did the best i could.



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  2. 21hens-incharge

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    @casportpony @Texas Kiki @azygous .

    Holy moly that does look like some kind of worm.

    How are they acting?
    Eating?
    Drinking?
    Did you add any dirt from outside to the brooder?
    Any adult chickens outside?
    Lots of wild birds visiting?
     
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  3. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Intestinal lining maybe?

    Is it moving? Is there a broody with them? Have you ever fed them earth worms?

    No, I don't think that age chicks in a brooder could have a roundworm infestation bad enough to produce one in their droppings already...

    ETA: especially without having some symptoms. :confused:
     
  4. Texas Kiki

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    Can you take this stuff out of the water and put it on a napkin and take more pictures?
     
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  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Partially Enlightened

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    Get a few pictures of freshly dropped poop too.

    Do you have older chickens?
    If so have you ever had to treat those chickens for coccidiosis in the past?
     
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    I did a quick look and it looks like yes there are other birds and illness. :(
     
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  7. shaneensmith

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    YES BUT these chicks r inside my garage. There are no chickens near them....AND i am always clean when I go in there! I always see them FIRST in the MORNING.

    They are chipper and normal. I checked poop it all seems normal!!! I will get some photos.

    Ugh!!!!!
     
  8. shaneensmith

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    eating - just fine have to fill it daily
    Drinking - fresh water daily
    No dirt in brooder
    Chicks r in my garage a garage that has never seen a chicken.

    I always visit them first thing in the morning so I am always clean.
     
  9. shaneensmith

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    I can't i cleaned their water :(
     
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  10. Texas Kiki

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    It's impossible, pretty much, to stay 100% germ free.
    If you have other chicken within a football field length of your garage then there is a high chance you could be dealing with coccidiosis.
     
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