Can chickens get worms?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stephanie1992, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    can chickens get worms? if so, how do u know if they have them? how do u treat them?
     
  2. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes chickens can get worms. If your chickens have paleness of comb, diarhhea, lethargic...almost anything abnormal can be worms. You can treat worms with dewormers at your local feed store. DE can be used, for some people have really bad reviews on it, but for some other people it has worked excellent (like me). Hopefully someone more knowledgable about wormers will come on here.

    Hope I helped [​IMG]
     
  3. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:thank u [​IMG] i had pigs i had to worm, horses, cattle and other animals, but i never thought about chickens, would it be bad to deworm them just to be safe even if ur not sure they have them?
     
  4. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    Some people have a worming "regimen" - so they de-worm regularly whether it's indicated or not. Doesn't hurt, but with some wormers you have to toss the eggs for a period of time. Look for Dawg's posts. He's a wormer guru!
     
  5. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    ok thank u [​IMG]
     
  6. 18mbantam

    18mbantam New Egg

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    My chicks which are about a month and a half old, have red things in their poop. I think it's worms but I don't now where they would come from. Should I worm them with stuff from the store or do nothing, because I'm not really for sure what they are.
     
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    It's not worms. You're seeing shed intestinal lining which is normal on occasion.
     

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