are these worms in my eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sesplus2, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. sesplus2

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    Never have I seen worms in the eggs but this makes me question. Does anyone know if this is a worm?

    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  3. sesplus2

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    yeah I read that article and just didn't know. Are the worms always long? I'm super anal about cleaning and it may sound gross but paying attention to their poop as I know you see worms in poop before eggs. It just looked a little off to me.
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  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    lol I do the same thing[​IMG]

    I would think that the worms would be long - my thoughts are thatthere would have to an overload - major infestation for them to show up in the eggs. The hen would most likely be showing some symptoms of illness.

    If you have a vet they can easily perform a fecal float on a fresh poop sample to confirm whether your flock has worms. Some people do worm a couple of times a year, but testing would give you answers and you wouldn't be treating unnecessarily and throwing eggs away for the withdrawal period if there wasn't a problem.
     
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  5. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    No, that is not a worm.
     
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