How can you tell if your flock has worms?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lothomson, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. lothomson

    lothomson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2015
    Hi Guys,

    One of my SLW hen's poop has been very liquidy and gross looking lately. I'm afraid she may have worms and I really don't want her getting sick. How can you tell if your chickens HAVE worms? What does their feces look like? Do they have "dirty" eggs? My hen has been laying eggs with a little rough surface, almost like sand...?

    Advice please! [​IMG]
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    A fecal sample.
    The rough egg surface is calcium and unrelated. The digestive tract isn't connected to the shell gland/uterus.
    A fecal sample read will not only tell you if they have intestinal parasites but the load and what species so your course of action will be appropriate.
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    Might be a good idea to also have the poop checked for coccidia, bacteria and yeast.


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