tiny worms on my chickens egg

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by lapopreston, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. lapopreston

    lapopreston New Egg

    Aug 30, 2016
    Liberty, Mo
    Tonite when my husband brought in the eggs he showed me a couple of tiny live worms about 1/4 in long, white on the exterior of one eggs shell. He said there were a bunch underneath the egg just like these. I have never seen this before. Anyone know what they are. They almost looked like tiny maggots but smaller around. We have had about 4 out of 5 days of heavy rain. Over 6 inches this week. I use pine shavings in their coop nesting box. They have sand in the floor of their run. They are free to roam the property during the daytime hours.
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

    Nov 7, 2012
    Was the bedding wet? do a google search for tape worms. check that out as an option, but I sooner think they might be maggots. Just to be sure, you might want to do a vent inspection on your girls to see if you see any signs of parasites.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Ditto Dat^^^^

    Always good to take some pics, with a coin for scale, of anything odd for IDing and future reference

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