Worms in manure?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicklover16, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    when we clean our coop we put our chicken manure in a big bag to decompose. this morning my mom opened one of the bags that has been decomposing for a couple of months and there where little worms in it, they where all dead but what I want to know is if my chickens have worms or if they just crawled into the bag? (I can post pictures of what the worms look like if neccecary. thank you!
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  2. turbodog

    turbodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the poop has been decomposing for a couple months it's not likely to be internal parasitic worms your seeing in it. In fresh poop maybe, but not by now. Most likely it's fly larve (maggots) from eggs laid in it before you scooped it into the bag.
     
  3. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    thank you [​IMG]
     
  4. AllenInTampa

    AllenInTampa Out Of The Brooder

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    Sounds like soldier fly larvae
     

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