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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 4EverOrp, Sep 26, 2018.
None of those look normal to me.
Great! If you continue to see any odd poops you should redo the tests because false negatives do happen.
Ok - so got the fecal testing done at Westgate Labs as promised. I collected a large selection of poops, particularly any that looked abnormal - mixed them and then filled the sample pot. Results today say "clear" no eggs found.
To be honest, all looking much more normal now. Will monitor and get a retest if I notice anything odd again.
Thanks for helping.
Ok - so today I go down to the coop to have a general clear up.
I'm embarrassed to say, the left over bag of poop I mixed for the fecal sample has been sitting on the shelf (my bad, I know)
When I picked it up to discard the shelf underneath has fluid which has leaked from the bag and is literally crawling with something.
So are these worms after all, or maggots because I didn't clear up like I should have?
Almost certainly maggots although the photo is not very clear. Worms could not live and grow outside the chicken's body so even if there were eggs in the poop and the testing was incorrect, they could not grow into worms. Flies will have laid their eggs into the poop either before it was sampled or whilst it was in the bag and the larvae have hatched from those fly eggs and are living and growing by eating the poop.
Ok phew! Lesson learnt.