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YUK! Worm identity? PIC INCLUDED.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Partyfowl, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. Partyfowl

    Partyfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For those worm gurus, could someone please help identify this worm. I found it in the waterer this am. I have had a weak hen that I thought was vent gleet, treated her and now I find this. She is has not laid eggs in 4+ weeks. Her poop is extra stinky and gritty. She is in with 6 chicks and her Roo. The chicks are 9w and 7w.
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    *Maybe* a roundworm? But it also looks like an earthworm.

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  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    It's an earthworm.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Lol, thanks!
     
  5. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    If the bird has vent gleet, what did you do to treat the problem?
     
  6. Partyfowl

    Partyfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bathed her first, to clean up her bum. Applied Baza moisture antifungal cream, then spray her bum with gentian violet 1%. And gave her probiotics in her water. Also made her oatmeal with a crushed bacterium acidophilus pill in it, just gives make sure she has some in her system. Repeat every other day. Rotating ACV and probiotics.
     

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