Uh Oh. Gross. What to do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Pharm Girl, May 7, 2011.

  1. Pharm Girl

    Pharm Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens got out because SOMEBODY left the gate open. OK, I admit, it was me.

    They got into the front yard, not only on to the chemically treated lawn, but also to a dead bird. The cat brought us a lovely dead wild bird present yesterday morning and as it was my son's cat, I was going to make him clean it up after school.

    I put two and two together this morning when my son told me the birds got out last night while we were all out and later realized the dead bird has vanished.

    Does this make my chickens, who obviously devoured the poor bird, likely to get some type of worms? Should I treat them as a precaution or not worry about it?
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    If it were me, I would not worm them just for that.

    I have read that worming can be hard on hens. You can have a fecal done by a vet to be sure if you are very worried.

    This is just my opinion- I haven't ever had a hen eat a dead bird before.
     
  3. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2010
    Bolivia N.C
    They should be fine. I agree with the above poster who said to get a vet to test a fecal sample if your very worried. [​IMG] you'd be surprised the things my chooks have eaten [​IMG]
     
  4. YYZ

    YYZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rooster has eaten a mouse before. not the whole body tho...kind of looked like he sucked all the inside out. Im not even sure it was him that killed it...but i did see it in his beak otside as they free roam.[​IMG]
     

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