maggots or worms?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jamband, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. jamband

    jamband Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dint have a pic because I have no camera......I was cleaning out the duck coop and noticed these very tiny little moving things about the size of rice. they were white, the biggest maybe 1/4 -3/8 inch long, with some much smaller. I am really hoping its maggots and not worms. I saw quite a few and they were moving so I am hoping they are just maggots....any thoughts or pics....they seem small for round worms from pics I have seen but cant find a good pic of cecal worm.

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  2. AHDCST

    AHDCST Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :)Sounds like maggots. We get them in the ground under our pens that are hanging on the wall of the workshop. The ground seems to move until you look closer and they start out about the size of a grain of rice.
     
  3. jamband

    jamband Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anything to do? except keep bedding mixed and dry?
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    Quote:If they were moving and continued to move thereafter for a long time, most likely they were maggots. Internal worms cant survive outside the host. Here's a link showing pics of large roundworms and cecal worms....size comparison: Post #8
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=402055
     
  5. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, keep bedding clean and dry. mixing in some DE may help or spray down area with pyrethrin or another safe product to discourage bugs.
     
  6. jamband

    jamband Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If they were moving and continued to move thereafter for a long time, most likely they were maggots. Internal worms cant survive outside the host. Here's a link showing pics of large roundworms and cecal worms....size comparison: Post #8
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=402055

    yep maggots they kept moving......thanks all
     

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