Yesterday I saw something I have not spoken of yet. I have not even told my husband because I don't want to totally gross him out. I went out early as usually to check on my chickens. I saw long worms coming out of one of the chickens and the other chickens in a frenzy eating them. There I said it. Ugh. I just stood there frozen in horror. My husband had brought home Wahzine 17, vitamins, mite spray... all sorts of things from the feed store when we first got our chicks. These chickens are 9 weeks old. I do a survey of the droppings under the night time roosts every day or so and all usually looked perfectly normal. I just assumed that if we had a worm problem I would notice something and then treat it. Well I guess I did notice something all right. Guess the chickens don't just leave that kinda evidence laying around. I have no idea how long this has been happening. I could have missed it if I had not been standing there at that very moment. It was over in seconds. So right away I got out the wormer, read the directions and dosed up the water. I came inside and got on the computer and read a bunch of posts on BYC. So you better believe I will be worming regularly now. Ugh can barely look at my chickens right now. I am just so grossed out. And here is what I am really worried about. My 4 year old son loves to hold the chickens. I would be lying if I said he ran into the house and scrubbed with hot soapy water after every time he touched the chickens. Shoot I would be lying if I said that I did that! bleagghhhlkkkkk. So I guess I have to assume that we need to find a human wormer medicine. Oh joy.