Chicken butt has maggots :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hoodiyep, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. Hoodiyep

    Hoodiyep Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my first time raising Cornish Crosses. All of them have poopy butts which I gather is fairly normal. However, one has a nice maggot infestation on his butt. I washed it to clean it up and in doing so found that a lot of his butt has been chewed up by the maggots. I am guessing I am going to have to cull him? Anyone have any suggestion on how to fix this?
     
  2. 20eas12

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    How old are they?
     
  3. Eggcessive

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  4. Hoodiyep

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    Thanks. They are 6 weeks old. Needless to say, I am leery about eating a maggoty butted chicken.
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Yep, I know what you mean, LOL. But depending on when you had planned to butcher them. it might be worthwhile to treat him, or just go ahead and put him down now to lessen any suffering.
     

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