so grossed out and can barely speak of it (*warning* gross)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Christie Rhae, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. Christie Rhae

    Christie Rhae Songster

    Jul 5, 2010
    Big Island, Hawaii
    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.[​IMG] 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.
  2. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco 8 Years

    Sep 4, 2009
    Thank you for sharing that visual. Now excuse me while I go vomit!
    seriously, now that you see there is a problem and are treating it, I am sure you will get them all back on track.
    Good luck.
  3. Christie Rhae

    Christie Rhae Songster

    Jul 5, 2010
    Big Island, Hawaii
    Quote:lol so sorry! Believe me, I only gave the barest facts. It was grosser than than. [​IMG]
  4. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Songster

    Apr 15, 2009
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  5. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Songster

    Jun 6, 2010
    Knoxville, Tn
    Just take some DE.....
  6. Northwood Silkies

    Northwood Silkies Songster

    May 4, 2010
    Northwest Michigan
    YUCK [​IMG] Well i guess that's no different than seeing dogs poop and then turn around and eat it. I had some Pekingese that did that and not only that they would watch and wait for one Peke to poop and actually eat it as it came out of it's butt. So DISGUSTING!! Then they want to lick you....[​IMG]
    Sorry, When i read this post it reminded me of this.
    Remind me why we own animals LOL
  7. le neige homme

    le neige homme Chirping

    Jul 15, 2010
    Quote:How do the eggs taste? [​IMG]
  8. chkn

    chkn Songster

    Jun 27, 2010
    [​IMG] I'm glad I wasn't sitting here eating my breakfast! Ew...
  9. Christie Rhae

    Christie Rhae Songster

    Jul 5, 2010
    Big Island, Hawaii
    Quote:How do the eggs taste? [​IMG]

    bleeaagghkkkkk! lol
    They are only 9 weeks old so no eggs yet.
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA

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