Worms, Coccidiosis, or am I over-mothering?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 4EverOrp, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. coach723

    coach723 Crowing

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    Your pictures of the yellowish droppings look like they are probably normal cecal droppings. Those happen several times a day.
    https://www.communitychickens.com/how-your-chickens-cecal-pouches-affect-its-droppings/
    However I do see a lot of intestinal lining in your other pictures, so I would get a fecal test done to rule out any parasites. There is lining in the dropping you focused on, and in some of the others around it. When I see droppings like that in my flock it's time to worm, I have to treat regularly for roundworm. I would do the test, better safe than sorry.
     
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Shedding intestinal lining is not normal neither are these poops.
    Get a fecal test done if you can.
     
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  3. Aapomp831

    Aapomp831 Songster

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    It is normal, it happens all the time. I literally just read that and the poops pictures were exactly as the original poster shared.
    I had an issue with roundworm and I cleared them up using raw pumpkin seeds, raw squash and using apple cider vinegar in the water. Never saw another worm after that.
     
  4. Aapomp831

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  5. 4EverOrp

    4EverOrp Chirping

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    ok - this is getting more interesting...! I kinda expected some differing opinions.

    The shed intestinal lining isn't happening anymore - I will try and get more photos today.

    Can anyone recommend how/where to get fecal test done in UK? It's something new for me.

    Thanks so much to everyone who is taking the time to respond.
     
  6. coach723

    coach723 Crowing

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    @Aapomp831, I'm going to respectfully disagree with you, and your attachment makes both our points. A LITTLE intestinal lining may be normal and no concern, a lot should be investigated. I would never see that much lining in my flock and assume it was normal.
    I also know, from experience, that pumpkin seed, raw squash and ACV do not cure worms.
    To the OP, I think there are mail in options in the UK for a test if you don't have a vet that will do it for you.
    I'm going to tag a a couple of UK members to see if they can help you with that question.
    @rebrascora , @Yorkshire Coop
     
  7. 4EverOrp

    4EverOrp Chirping

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    Thanks - so appreciate the help.

    Here are photos of poop today - no signs of shed lining - but is the yellow foamy stuff normal? 20180926_132136.jpg 20180926_131046.jpg
     

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    The girls look happy and are enjoying the sun today :celebrateone giant communal dust bath! 20180926_131800.jpg 20180926_131143.jpg 20180926_131152.jpg
     

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  9. Aapomp831

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    There is plenty of evidence to suggest that ACV keeps too acidic of an environment in the stomach for worms to thrive; as well as evidence that squash seeds do something to paralyze worms. I did it early when I noticed the first few worms and ever since I haven’t seen another one. I know plenty of people who have never had a worm problem just by using pumpkin seeds and ACV.
    All I’m saying is it worked for me.
     
  10. 4EverOrp

    4EverOrp Chirping

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    I've always used ACV, if that helps :D
     

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