Question? Chickens with worms, can you eat their eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tricia's Triple Z, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. Tricia's Triple Z

    Tricia's Triple Z Out Of The Brooder

    89
    0
    39
    Dec 7, 2007
    Can you eat an egg from a chicken who has worms? I just saw worms in their poo. I have collected many eggs. Does anyone know if the eggs are edible? I have not wormed them yet. I am going to do a total coop clean out today then worm them. So what do you think? I know that you can't eat the eggs for a while after I worm them.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yeah, you can eat the eggs. Poo and eggs only share the exit. Get a fecal float done and find out what kinds of worms they are first before you treat, as not all worms are killed by the same wormers. Get the right one to get the job done.
     
  3. Tricia's Triple Z

    Tricia's Triple Z Out Of The Brooder

    89
    0
    39
    Dec 7, 2007
    I have looked for the worms all over, I can't find them in any pictures They looked like the poo was sprouting, very tiny hairs. I have never seen any like them before
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    A vet can do a "fecal float" test for you and figure out what kinds they have for sure, even kinds you can't see by eye. It's not that expensive if you don't bring the bird in, just get some samples.
     
  5. Tricia's Triple Z

    Tricia's Triple Z Out Of The Brooder

    89
    0
    39
    Dec 7, 2007
    I don't have a livestock vet. Can my regular vet do it?I guess that they all would have it, I don't have to poo pick then.
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep, your regular vet can do it to any droppings. Although a mix may be good to take since there are different types of droppings from the birds, regular and cecal.
     
  7. kaytlynng123

    kaytlynng123 New Egg

    9
    0
    7
    Dec 29, 2008
    maybe at your own risk but i would crack open the egg first before iate the egg
     
  8. messianicmom

    messianicmom Out Of The Brooder

    71
    0
    39
    Jul 21, 2009
    I just wanted to confirm that the eggs are fine to use considering this last comment above. I agree in breaking open the egg first, but I always do that anyway to kosher the eggs. I read that it is rare that a roundworm will enter the ovaduct area. HOwever, I can't do that if I were to make deviled eggs.
    I am doing a worming treatment tomorrow on my flock, but have a whole bunch of eggs as they have been going gang-busters lately.

    Thanks,
    Rachel
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2012
  9. wantbantams

    wantbantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    211
    1
    93
    Apr 14, 2012
    Can you get roundworms from your chickens?
     
  10. thomas333

    thomas333 Out Of The Brooder

    36
    0
    22
    Jul 14, 2012
    I was also wondering about this.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by