Poop=Worms???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by peepsandquackes, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. peepsandquackes

    peepsandquackes Out Of The Brooder

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    I just heard that poop on eggs mean the hens have worms. True or False? (If it is true all my chickens for the last 14 yrs have had worms! Hahaha!)
     
  2. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    Uh...false. My eggs are usually clean, but when they are dirty it is because the chickens legs/feet are dirty.
     
  3. 3chickchicks

    3chickchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's a lady on youtube who claims that and it's false. The only way to really know if a chicken has worms is by examining a stool sample.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    False.

    I have one hen who consistently poops on her egg, and she lays the prettiest eggs! I hate to wash them cause the speckling washes off. But have to cause of the poop.

    Other than that, yeah, occasionally hens poop on eggs. it just happens.

    Sounds like someone's trying to sell wormer, to me!
     

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