HELP!!!! Long White Worm In Egg?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by newchickens2009, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] While my wife was cooking breakfast this morning she broke open an egg to fry and there was a long worm inside. [​IMG]
    Now my question is how did it get there, how do I get ride of them and what is the best way to prevent this from happening again?
    I don't want this to happen to any of my customers for sure!
     
  2. Little One

    Little One Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Was probably just the chalazae (sp?). That's the stringy looking thing that holds the yolk in place. Perfectly normal.
     
  4. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It was a worm for sure. I took in out and examined it myself. About 2" long and about the same size round has a pencil lead and wiggling in my hand.
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:It was a worm for sure. I took in out and examined it myself. About 2" long and about the same size round has a pencil lead and wiggling in my hand.

    [​IMG]

    Is it an isolated incident?
     
  6. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    want picture
     
  7. haTHOR

    haTHOR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the link someone posted in reply has a pic
     
  8. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Honestly, I never give an egg away. Murphy's Law. I just bet the first egg I give away is the first time we discover a worm. Now you've done it, my paranoia is complete [​IMG]


    Just to help get over the "ick" factor, I recommend this:
    http://www.radiolab.org/2009/sep/07/

    turn it on while housekeeping or doing dishes, or driving. It's pretty funny, and also a little bit beautiful. Enjoy!
     
  9. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    valbazen is a great wormer. Kills all kinds of worms. Other wormers do not kill all the different kinds like cecal etc. I would give my large fowl 1/2 cc and my small 1/4 cc and repeat in two weeks. There is an egg delay but if you have that bad a problem , It may be the life of your flock you should worry about. It is a lig. Use a small syringe without a needle on it. Give it by mouth. They did better than I thought they would. Also it easier on their system than wazine. Gloria Jean
     
  10. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    That was a roundworm you saw. It definitely happens.

    You need to treat your flock for roundworms.

    Here see my thread...I have been obsessing about this very subject.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=584635

    There are many threads on roundworms on BYC and you can use the search bar for them if you wish.
     

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