Worms in the chicken poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chris Horsman, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Chris Horsman

    Chris Horsman New Egg

    Jun 24, 2011
    When I clean ou the coop I`ve been collecting the poop for a neighbours garden. She adds water too it and leaves it to ferment (don`t know why either) any way she stopped by to say the mixture was full of worms. Did they come from the chickens and if so what do I do? Or has something just got into the bucket and these are the hatched eggs or what ever. My chickens seem healthy but I did notice 1 isn`t geting as big as the others. Thet`re about 3 months old
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Most likely they are maggots. I wouldnt worry about it.
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Maybe your neighbor was making manure tea to fertilize her plants. You are supposed to use well-composted manure to make tea out of though, not fresh stuff.

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