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How do chickens get worms?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Catalina, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. Catalina

    Catalina Songster

    Jul 19, 2007
    How do chickens get worms? Where do they come from?
    I thought someone once said earthworms spread worm eggs from the soil to chickens. Is that true?!?
  2. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    They get worms from eating off of the ground and the worm larvae are laid on/in the soil. The chicken eats the larvae while scratching up the soil and eating and then the worm life cycle begins in the chickens system. Don't know bout the earthworm thing.
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
  4. Catalina

    Catalina Songster

    Jul 19, 2007
    - but that is so gross - grasshoppers carry worms too?!?

    Now I want my chickies to live in a plastic bubble! Yuck [​IMG]

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