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Chicken Egg had a Worm.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jr-chicken-man, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. Jr-chicken-man

    Jr-chicken-man Hatching

    Feb 4, 2015
    Had to post this. Questions have been raised as do ""Chicken eggs ever have worms.?" Well today my wife cracked an egg open to find this little devil in there. Did some reading, and the word is, that at this point medications is needed, and egg production for consumption should be on hold till the meds have passed. Im not an export in this area, but wanted to post this to help get the word out. Thanks

  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    This happens when worms in the intestines crawl toward the vent and then make a left turn up the oviduct and they get encased in the shell with the white and yolk. However when this happens, it is definitely time for a worming.

    You can use either Wazine in the water which will take care of round worms only (and this looks like a round worm) , Safeguard Liquid Goat Wormer or Valbazen. Both of these will take care of nearly all other worms. The Wazine you can get at the feed store, some feed stores carry the Safeguard and the Valbazen you will need to order on line.

    And yes, egg withdrawal is 2 weeks after the last dosage for either of these wormers.

    Here is a nice article from our learning center on worms, worming and wormer dosages...https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/internal-parasites-parasitic-worms-in-chickens

    Welcome to our flock!
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2015
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  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! That must have been a nasty surprise! TwoCrows has you on a good path towards worming the flock!
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I don't know much about worms. Two Crows has given you excellent advice.

    Hope you can fix the problem!
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Oh my [​IMG] Your hens will be glad to get rid of their "stowaways." Welcome to BYC
  6. kurczaki

    kurczaki In the Brooder

    Feb 4, 2015
    Did you see any worms in your chicken's droppings?
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I too have seen a worm in an egg from our chickens a long time ago.

    I worm twice a year now and repeat in 10 days. [​IMG] Sounds like you have a plan.

  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined us.

    You've received some good advice already! I hope you can rid your birds of worms soon.[​IMG] I've been fortunate that my birds haven't had any serious problems with worms.
  9. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

    May 24, 2014
    BYC? Epic <3
    My Coop

    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

  10. mg15

    mg15 Songster

    Aug 22, 2012
    WOW,,,,,,,,the picture says it all. Thank you for posting !

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