How to tell if chickens have worms?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by annabelle08, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. annabelle08

    annabelle08 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have noticed a few strips of poop on a few of my eggs recently, is that a sign of worms?? New at this.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Not a sign. To tell if they have worms, have fecal samples read at a vet or your state poultry lab. Where are you located?

    The poop doesn't come out with the eggs. The eggs are always laid poop free. There's likely some in the nest box.
     
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  3. annabelle08

    annabelle08 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the answer. I'm located north east of Tulsa, OK. The eggs are always clean, but noticed a little swipe of "black" on 1 egg for the past few days. There is no sign of molting yet, they are all laying every day. 6 chicks, 6 eggs.
     
  4. steelers123

    steelers123 New Egg

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    Found these tonight in a boiled egg in the white part...
    Are they worms?
    I bit into one was very tough and like a vein.
    If it is worms, will i get them even tho they were boiled?
     

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