Worms?! Yikes! What should I give my chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kluk-Kluk, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. Kluk-Kluk

    Kluk-Kluk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2014
    upstate New York

    Ick! This is what I found on the ground early this morning. I don't regularly deworm my chickens - I feel I should do so only when necessary. I've had chickens over five years and this is the first time I've seen something like this. What is it (yes, a worm, but what kind?) and what should I do?

    Thanks in advance for your help!
  2. heatherlaw

    heatherlaw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 3, 2015
    Roseville, California
    Most vets will do a fecal float for you, even if they don't normally treat chickens. It's inexpensive or in some cases, free. That will tell you exactly what kind of worms you are dealing with. Though that looks to me more like intestinal shedding than a worm. Intestinal shed can be caused by worms and coccidiosis. The vet will be able to tell you for sure. Take in a big sample. Like multiple poos just to be sure they have enough. Once you know what it is for sure then you will know what wormer to use.
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    X2. Looks like intestinal lining. I blew it up so I could see it better, but could not see any worms. [​IMG]



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