Worms in just one hen?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MetalFarm, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. MetalFarm

    MetalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I currently have one of my hens separated because my rooster has taken a liking to her and she has no feathers left on her head. I just went out to the garage and niticed she crapped on my motorcycle. There was a long red worm almost like an earth worm. She is the fattest hen in my flock which I find odd.

    Also I just scraped my poop board with 4+ days of poop and didn't notice any worms whatsoever.

    Is it possible for just one hen to get worms? Does this long red worm sound like a problem?

    Do I need to de worm the hen in question? The whole flock? The goats? The dogs??

    Thanks!
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Hi I would worm all the chickens, then keep them on a worming schedule like every 4 months. Valbazen is popular and safeguard for goats is as well.
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    "Long red worm" isnt a worm your hen excreted. It's shed intestinal lining.
    If you've never wormed your birds before, it might be a good time to do so...spring time is worm time. Follow Seminolewind's advice regarding what wormers to use.
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    LOL , Dawg, guess I am waaaay off.
     

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