Worms in poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pierce652, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. pierce652

    pierce652 In the Brooder

    May 16, 2008
    Over the past weeks since we got the chickens I have noticed that one bird, I dont know for certain which one, has been pooping loose watery stool with signs of blood. I have been waiting to see if it would clear up and it hasnt. This morning as I was cleaning the coop I picked up a piece of it and looked closely. It looked like along with the poop were numerous little white worms.

    I guess I know the answer to my question. The chicken has worms. The question is what is a good dewormer to give to all of them and how is it administered. Please do not say an injection.

    By the way, all of them appear normal and act normal without any other visible signs or symptoms of illness.
  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Wazine in the waterers.
  3. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    From advice on this board, I feed my chickens some DE with their feed everyday to keep them worm free.

    Contact Spatcher for some or do a search on DE (diatomaceous earth) for all of it's outstanding qualities. There are tons of posts regarding this subject.
  4. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Pumpkin is also a nice natural wormer.

    ETA: Make sure you order the food grade DE. Don't buy it if it doesn't say "Food Grade"

    Copied this for ya.

    Suggested feeding instructions Adjustments may be made based on your own experience and the weight of the animal.
    Our DE is GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe by the FDA), so there is no harm of "overdose". A basic rule of thumb is 2% of the dry weight of the food but here are some "dosage" guidelines:
    Humans 1 heaping teaspoon stirred in cup of water, mixed in food or in anything you like.
    Child 1/2 to 1 level teaspoon per day.
    Kittens 1/2 teaspoon
    Cats 1/2 to 1 teaspoon
    Dogs under 50 lbs. 2 teaspoons
    Dogs over 50 lbs. 1 Tablespoon
    Dogs over 100 lbs. 2 Tablespoons
    Cattle 2% by weight of dry ration
    Calves 4 grams in morning
    Dairy cattle 2% by weight of dry ration (4 oz. )
    Chickens 5% in feed
    Goats 1% in grain
    Hogs 2% of weight in feed ration
    Horses 1/2 - 1 cup in daily ration
    Sheep 1% in ground grain
    Caution: do not give to very small pregnant animals such as cats, guinea pigs, etc. and do not feed continually to babies or very small adult animals such as cats, hamsters, etc. The material may be fed on a continuous basis to larger livestock for continuous parasite control and mineralization.
    Parasite Control: For effective use, the DE must be fed long enough to catch all the newly hatching eggs or cycling of the worms through the lungs and back to the stomach. A minimum of 60 days is suggested at 2% of dry weight of the grain ration.
    For large animals, DE may also be offered "free choice" as long as dispenser is protected from wind.
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  5. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Will that work once they already have worms? If so, awesome as I have a huge tub full of it that I rarely use.
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    You should clear up the worm problem first. DE is maintenance.
  7. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    That's what I was thinking. I haven't seen any signs of it here, but am going to worm mine here shortly as general maintenance. Then we'll do DE in the food regularly.
  8. s6bee

    s6bee Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    Depending on what you use to clear up the worms, you may not be able to eat the eggs for quite some time.
  9. pierce652

    pierce652 In the Brooder

    May 16, 2008
    If I use Wazine17 how long can we not eat the eggs?

    I called the local vet who in turn contacted suppliers and was told that once the chickens were dewormed with Wazine17 the eggs were no longer fit for human consumption AT ALL. This definatley doesnt sound right.
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2008
  10. dogzrule5

    dogzrule5 Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    Sanford, NC
    I'm unable to get DE but have read on this forum that vinegar can be used for worming.

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