OMG HELP MAGGOTS!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Justino, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    are maggots bad to have in the coop where they sleep? the maggots are under a T shirst i put in there and the hens sleep on it :eek:
     
  2. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    eeewww!!! Maggots are terrible!! And if they are there now, if a chick should get injured they will be on them in a heartbeat. And you don't want to have to pick them off one by one like I had to when my girls got hurt. I'd rid the chicks of them straight away. Get some straw or something for them to sleep on.
     
  3. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    then how do i do it!?!?!?OMG im scared for my chickens! and me for having to do it
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  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Let the chickens eat most of them, then clean the coop to be rid of them.
     
  5. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    It's strange that they are there in the first place. I'd be inclined to get rid of them and put fresh bedding down. Check your birds to make sure there isn't a wound somewhere, thus explaining why the maggots might be in the neighborhood.
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  6. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    Quote:R u sure!?!?is this true everyone?
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  7. MTtroutwithwings

    MTtroutwithwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely! Maggots are nothing more than fly larvae and chickens love em! I occasionally will go to the pet store and buy an container of meal worms as a special treat but learned early not to feed by hand, they tore me up trying to get to them!
     
  8. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    so i should let them eat them? but i thought maggots are parasites!lets have a vote: should i let them eat them? ten votes and at end, whichever has more, ill do [​IMG]
     
  9. MTtroutwithwings

    MTtroutwithwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 vote for letting them chow down![​IMG]
     
  10. akcskye

    akcskye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My grandma used to always warn me of not letting maggots near my chickens, and not allow me to let them eat them.

    But, unfortunately, she passed away in 2006, so I can't ask her why not.

    I just know she stressed how bad it was...but I don't know if she meant because wounds could get infected or if consumption could hurt them.
     
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