OMG my 3 year old fed my chickens rubber worms

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by trulyblessed, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. trulyblessed

    trulyblessed Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 4, 2011
    My 3 year old just fed the chicken some icefishing worms, the small rubber kind. They are 2 months old. I can't believe he even thought to get them out of DH's fishing stuff to "feed" them. I'm really worried, can they pass something like that or will they have digestive problems? They are wax worm size.
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2011
  2. 1livelychick

    1livelychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2010
    Sorry can't help. Just wanted to wish you luck. I'm sure someone will chime in.
  3. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

    Jun 11, 2010
    York PA
    Um how big is wax worm size?
  4. trulyblessed

    trulyblessed Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 4, 2011
    1/2 inch maybe 3/4
  5. nurseshelly

    nurseshelly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2011
    Gilbert AZ
    Quote:I can't say for sure, but I think they will be okay. My bantam Serama rooster ate a huge piece of foam from a pool float one time before I could stop him and he was okay. He wasn't much bigger than a beanie baby at the time and the foam was over an inch wide. The bigger chickens were also eating it. It was one of those, I picked it out of the gravel by hand when I set the coop and run up, not thinking that some might be buried too. So then after a few months of scratching around in the run the started finding some - ick!
  6. judial8907

    judial8907 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2011
    I hope that your chicken will be fine. After working in animal hospitals for several years I have seen some strange things, but not anything like this. It is possible that it could cause an intestinal blockage and at that point I don't know if there is anything you can do. I would keep an eye on the bird make sure that it is getting plenty of food and water to help the worms pass, you might even try a bit of dark leafy greens for roughage, that may help. If you notice the bird becoming lethargic or just off then try to get it into the vet. Hope this helps. Good luck [​IMG]
  7. Pickaduck

    Pickaduck Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2011
    Would some olive oil help it slide through the chicken? I know they advise olive-oil soaked bread for crop troubles to get things moving through their system. Maybe that would help?

    I hope your chickens are okay!
  8. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    Did the lures have hooks on them?
  9. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
    Provided there's no hooks, they should pass them ok. Olive oil certainly won't hurt them and might even be a good idea.
  10. trulyblessed

    trulyblessed Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 4, 2011
    Quote:No, they were the replacement worms for the bait. I just seriously can't believe he did that and so fast. There were 9 little worms and 8 chickens so I'm not sure if they each had some or one or two pigged them. I thought they would spit something out if it was etable, but I can't find them on the ground [​IMG].

    I'm so relieved to hear some of the responces saying they should be ok. They are eating and drinking fine right now, but I'm just worried about them trying to pass or causing blockages in the intestines [​IMG] . I will try the olive oil thing for sure.

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