I don't want to gross everyone out, but...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mangobingo, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. mangobingo

    mangobingo In the Brooder

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    ...when I was cleaning the coop this morning, one of the poos had a kind of worm or larva in it. Kind of hard-cased, and about an inch long. Do you think it was something one of my girls ate, or do I need to do some serious worming? These are my first chickens and I've had them for less than 2 weeks, so I don't exactly know what to expect...
     

  2. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Songster

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    I am not sure, but I had to giggle about your post. I read about the worm thing, then I saw your sig. Kind of hit me funny.

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  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Songster

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    I wonder if it might be fly larvae.
     
  4. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    fly larvae.... feed DE
     
  5. Kwartel

    Kwartel Songster

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    I'd recommend spreading some DE around the inside of your coop too. Hard cased doesn't sound like an internal parasite, but a little DE sprinkled everywhere will take care of most bugs and worms. You might check under your waterer if you have one inside the coop. If it stays wet underneath it, some bugs like to lay their eggs there, too.
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

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  7. LuvMyPeeps7

    LuvMyPeeps7 Chirping

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  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

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  9. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Crowing

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    Quote:hahahaha yeah!
     
  10. mangobingo

    mangobingo In the Brooder

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    Oh no, I totally didn't make the connection between the post and my sig! That's nasty!

    Thanks for the advice, everyone; DE it is, then.
     

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