Does my chicken have worms?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Holy City Hens, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Holy City Hens

    Holy City Hens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have three black sex links. Two of the girls began laying in mid-September but one (Marianne) has never laid. I have noticed that her legs are more yellow than the other hens. Also, her poops seem much smaller and her comb and face are a little more pale in color. I called my local feed store and they said she might have worms. My questions are... does that sound like worms to all of you and if so, should I be concerned that all of my girls have worms and that in eating the eggs I HAVE been getting that my Beaux and I might have worms from those eggs (YUCK!!!) Please advise and thanks in advance [​IMG]
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    She may or may not have worms. It may or may not be the cause of her difficulties. Chickens have to have a very severe case of worms to pass them through the eggs. I doubt that is the case.
     
  3. Holy City Hens

    Holy City Hens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Horsejody! I am worming them just to be safe and hope my sweet Marianne will be laying soon.
     

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