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

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

  1. veronica2368

    veronica2368 Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
    Veronica
     
  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

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    Sounds like a roundworm to me. You need to worm all of them with wazine17. Follow the directions on the bottle.
     
  4. peaceful

    peaceful Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. mdbokc

    mdbokc Chillin' With My Peeps

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