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Help. Worms?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AshleyKelly1, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. AshleyKelly1

    AshleyKelly1 New Egg

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    I found a skinny, white worm in my chickens stool this morning. I have a Barred Rock (currently laying) and a Buff Orpington (was laying but stopped when we got her three weeks ago from a friend).
    1. Will worms effect eggs? Should I not eat the eggs?
    2. Will worms cause chicken to stop laying? She was laying and has stopped. I'm not sure if it's due to the move to our home or the worm.
    3. How do I treat? [​IMG]
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Birdrain92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some worms can affect eggs but most don't. If you cook your eggs thoroughly they will die. It can stop laying because it causes stress, they absorb nutrients needed to produce the egg and can drain the energy out of them to lay an egg. There are many ways. I've heard of some people using Oregano oil to worm them and stabilize their birds, there are some wormers. Some say mix in water I prefer to inject orally that way I know that they are getting the worming agent. With worming it's best to do treatment for 5 days, wait 2 weeks and then treat for another 5 days. I've also used foods like garlic and onions that have sulfur in them.
     
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  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Those look like round worms, which are the most common kind in chickens. Other worms such as cecal, and capillary worms, are harder to see. Valbazen sheep and cattle wormer 1/2 ml orally to each chicken, and repeated in 10 days will get most worms in chickens. Then make sure that your coop has clean and dry litter that you stir often.
     
  5. galvinj

    galvinj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure whatever avenue of treatment you decide on to check for an egg withdrawal period.
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!

    60ml of Valbazen for $14.75 plus shipping:
    https://www.wholesalekennel.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=29


    500ml of Valbazen for $43.63 plus shipping:
    http://www.jefferspet.com/products/valbazen-oral-suspension-500ml-w-cap

    -Kathy
     
  7. JoshFig

    JoshFig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone used diatomaceous earth (DE) for a worm infestation? I have hear it does a good job and is much easier on the chickens than medicines.

    I put it in the food about once a week regardless to keep parasites down - so I haven't had an infestation to deal with yet.
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    The OP needs to use a proper wormer, DE will not help.

    -Kathy
     
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  9. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Diatom or DE is pretty ineffective when wet inside the GI tract, so it is not an effective wormer. It also is not that good to breathe in. It's probably a better approach to deworm on a twice a year or more schedule with a proven product such as Valbazen or fenbendazole (SafeGuard, Panacur.)
     
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  10. bigt447

    bigt447 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DE can kill some external parasites by dehydration... If enough is directly applied. Not so for internal parasites. If they ate enough to kill those it would most likely kill the chicken.
     

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