Help! Chickens have worms! *PICS added!*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 77horses, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    We just discovered that my Red Star pullet, Cinnamon, has worms. [​IMG] [​IMG] We don't know how long she has had them, but we found a long 3-inch worm in her droppings and we saw some moving around in some of her droppings. [​IMG] After looking at the long 3-inch worm, we noticed that it had tiny white lines inside it that looked like small white worms. [​IMG] We think it may be roundworms? And I'm guessing that the rest of the flock has the worms as well.

    We have never dealt with worms in our small flock before.
    So, how do we treat them? I've heard of natural de-wormers, but I don't really remember what they are...? [​IMG] We don't really want to treat the whole flock with a chemical de-wormer because I've heard that you can't eat the eggs after you give it to them, and our Red Star hens provide most of the eggs that we eat (otherwise we would be only getting 2 eggs a day from our two buff orpington pullets).

    If you have ANY information on roundworms(if that's what they are), please let me know! [​IMG]

    Thanks!!!! [​IMG]

    P.S. I think that a natural de-wormer is pumpkin seeds??? I thought I read somewhere that someone gave there chickens a whole pumpkin and they ate the seeds and everything else and it's suppose to cure worms. True?
    Also, I will post a picture of the 3-inch worm later.
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2009
  2. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    Anyone??? I'm really worried because my poor Cinnamon has the nasty worms and I'm trying to find a natural de-wormer for her and theother flock. [​IMG]
  3. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2008
    North Carolina
    I've seen people talk about DE, but I don't know if that's a treatment or a preventative.
  4. NotTheMomma

    NotTheMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pumpkin is good for dogs, and horses but I don't know about chickens.
  5. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    Quote:I've heard from a lot of people that it is a good worm preventive. [​IMG]
  6. farrier!

    farrier! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    Not to start an argument but.... with all the purified products with a know substance in them why would you want an unknown amount of something that may or may not work?
    I do like to try to control what amounts of drugs (naturally occurring or purified) that I put into my animals......[​IMG]
  7. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    SouthEast Texas
    I'm not an expert. I'm really just replying to bump this back up to the top. I think you should definitely go ahead and post a pic of the worms you saw. Your description sounded like a tape worm (to me), and it might make a difference. The experts might want to see what kind of worm it really is before giving advice.

    Good luck!
  8. chickenhick

    chickenhick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    I have heard alot of good things about Verm-X. Its supposed to be all natural. Go to and see what you can find out. Hope this helps!!! [​IMG]

    After trying to go this website... I had difficulty....try this
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2009
  9. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    Definitely not tape worms. [​IMG]
    I will post pics soon
  10. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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