Chicken has worms?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jeepers210, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. jeepers210

    jeepers210 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 21, 2010
    Hanover PA
    I thought I saw small (very tiny) worms in some poo a couple of days ago but I haven't seen it since. It might have been maggots im not sure. If I dont worm my chickens is it a risk that worms can be passed through the chickens eggs? I give the eggs a quick rinse before putting them in the fridge. Am I over worrying?
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    It is very unlikely that worms will get in the eggs, and if that should happen, you would see them.

    It is pretty unusual for worms to be visible in the poo, also.
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    You can take a fresh sample to a vet and have it tested, that way you'll know what kind of worms they are and treat accordingly. Shouldnt cost much.

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