worms in chick poop...what do i do??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by veronica2368, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. veronica2368

    veronica2368 In the Brooder

    Sep 26, 2007
    newville pa
    Hi all, we got 9 8 week old chicks back in may, and recently I thought we had an outbreak of coccidiosis...I treated them for the coccidiosis, and they seemed to perk up..it was only one or two birds that seemed ill. After a week of treatment they all seem great! However, when i noticed the sick peep in the beginning, I had first noticed some blood in some poop. It was a barred rock that I saw poop the bloody poop. She didnt seem ill though..it was a rhode island red that seemed sick. She perked up after the sulfadimeoxine I think thats what it was called. Anyway they all seem fine, and I go into the coop this morning on the little chick side, and I notice some poop on top of something that is bloody..still....and I dont mean blood colored...I can actually distinguish the blood clearly from the poop. As I was looking I saw a WORM! there was actually a whitish worn in some poop.....it looked like a thin piece of angel hair pasta..it was about and inch or so long. it was dead of course but still definitely a worm.

    I wonder, did I not have coccidiosis in the first place? and i really had worms?
    Not sure how to treat for worms or what kind it is. I could take a picture of it..eeww...but I could.
    thanks everybody for the help.
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    My best advice is to do a search.

    Use the search in the upper blue bar - just above your logged in name - I would search wormer dosage. You can search individual forums or the whole of BYC.

    Eeeww - I feel for you and the chicklets.
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Glen St Mary, Florida
    Sounds like a roundworm to me. You need to worm all of them with wazine17. Follow the directions on the bottle.
  4. peaceful

    peaceful Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    BC Canada
  5. mdbokc

    mdbokc Songster

    Jun 22, 2009
    Oklahoma County, OK
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2010

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