Worms in egg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jimmyb, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. jimmyb

    jimmyb Hatching

    Nov 20, 2008
    This moring son cracked open egg from last night and 2 round worms in side yikes. How do get rid of this things?

  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You must have a heavy worm load in your flock. You need to worm the entire flock, I believe.
  3. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    You will probably need to worm more than once to break the cycle, as the worm eggs are in your soil as well.
    Good luck - icky!
  4. dixiechick

    dixiechick Songster

  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    just kill me now....thats one of my worst fears!.... [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    Gross, I didn't even know it was possible to get worms in your eggs! [​IMG]
  7. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    Quote:Ewwww, me either! Get some ivermectin.

  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I agree with speckled. Has to be a heavy worm load before they start getting in the eggs.
    I used valbazen (albendazole) to worm. You give 1/2 cc orally for standard size chickens, 1/4 cc for bantams.
    I discarded my eggs for 2 weeks to be on the safe side, although I've been told that albendazole is what they use to treat worms in humans.
  9. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Songster

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    eeeewww sick! I diddnt know that would happen either. Scary!!
  10. jimmyb

    jimmyb Hatching

    Nov 20, 2008
    Did'nt know it could happen either son will eat peanut butter jelly from now on. Stoped at 2 stores ,no meds for chicks friend got some at feed store for me today I'll see him at work Sat. Internet said very rare to worms in eggs, I'am going to nuke everything to clean this up, still shocked.

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