Is it bad to feed your birds worm infested torillas

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by deannd, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. deannd

    deannd Out Of The Brooder

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    I found worms started hatching on tortillas that were in our drawer and considered feeding them to my chickens, but then thought the tortillas must also have worm eggs in them. Can chickens contract worms from eating worm infested tortillas?
     
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Won't hurt um, and no they will not get tortilla worms.[​IMG]
     
  3. FuzzyButtsFarm

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  4. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they eat things you don't even want to think about in the course of a day. the tortillas wont hurt. different kind of worms are the internal parasites.
     
  5. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
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    If worms can kill chickens from them eating them Mine would have been Long Dead.Chickens as gross at it sound's will eat just about anything that moves,Worm's,Grub's,Beetle's , Bug's,Spider's, Maggot's etc.That's why a lot of People "Free Range" bird's.They find an Endless Natural assorment of food.Some people raise Live mealworm's for them. They will be fine.
     
  6. deannd

    deannd Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone. Just wanted to make sure. My chickens free range and I dig up field worms for them for fun, but the tortillas were a mangled mess and I just thought they are probably full of worm eggs. But, sound like it wont hurt.
     
  7. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Your birds probably eat crickets and grass hoppers, which without cooking has to possibility of carrying at least one internal parasite I know (the tape worm). I imagine there are most likely more. I would probably feed it to them as long as it wasn't moldy. Some say moldy food isn't a big issue, but I know moldy feed will kill birds. So I tend to stay away from anything moldy.
    -Daniel
     
  8. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:I agree, I wouldn't worry about the worms but would check for mold.
     
  9. tammyd57

    tammyd57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Any food item in my house that gets 'buggy' goes to the chickens. A little extra protein is good for them.
     

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