If my hens have worms, how contagious are they for my dogs, parrots, and family? I have my RR in the house now and I really don't want worms to become a problem for the rest of my animals and family. She is down in the mud room away from the birds and family. However, the dog dishes are in the same room has her. I wash my hands, always. I have certain jackets that I wear to the coop and the coop only. I also have certain shoes I wear to the coop. But they sit at the back door, in the house, when I take them off. The dogs have eaten chicken poop in the past when I let the chickens out in the yard. There dogs. I worry more about my Amazon's than anything else. How concerned should I be? How do I get my hens to eat yogurt? I have tried giving it to them plain and on pellets. They don't like it. Thanks.