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Worm In Egg?!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Lilywater101, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Lilywater101

    Lilywater101 In the Brooder

    Jan 7, 2009
    HI, I heard that if a chicken is infested with worms, you can find a worm in the egg that the hen produces is this true?!

    How often do you worm chickens and how do you know if they are infested??

    sorry for the "newbie" questions.

  2. swimmer

    swimmer Songster

    Aug 17, 2010
    I wouldn't worm unless they have worms. You should be able to see the worms in the poop. As for seeing worms in the eggs, I've never heard of that happening.
  3. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

    May 25, 2007
    SW Wisconsin
    Quote:You can, but it's quite rare.

    Our organic co-op sells hundreds of millions of eggs per year. Customer service took a call one day from a customer complaining about a worm in an egg. Our staff poultry science specialists felt that was impossible since the the gastro-intestinal tract where the worms live is separate from the reproductive tract. After doing some research they changed their tune a little as they found it was possible, but fairly rare.
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Yup, it's possible, but not likely.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2010
  5. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Very rare, but there would be worms on the outside shell of egg.
  6. KelBelle

    KelBelle Chirping

    Aug 15, 2010
    Oh wow......not a lot grosses me out, but a worm in an egg like that? That would do it. LOL
  7. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    You would have a serious worm issue by the time they showed up in eggs according to some recent research.

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