Wormy worms and dogs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by carternm31, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. carternm31

    carternm31 Out Of The Brooder

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    Couple of questions.

    I quarantined and de-wormed a hen (and her sister) recently because I was at my wits end with what was wrong with her. By some kind of weird coincidence two days after I wormed her a completely different chicken pooped out a roundworm in my garage. So I confined and wormed the entire flock today (with Wazine 17 if anyone is interested) then this afternoon the sister of the sick hen has been pooping out dead roundworms, I have found 4 so far (she is a small polish) I didn't even know she had worms! no symptoms. But glad I did worm her. Her sick sister hasn't pooped at all today from what I can tell and is slowly wasting away (I am waiting on the vet to get back to me!)

    So my question is this.... If I wormed her on Monday and the dead worms came out today, thats 5 days before the worms were expelled. So if my other hens also have worms, should I keep them confined for a further 5 days? The only reason I have them confined is because they usually free range but my dogs eat the chicken poop. And I really don't like the thought of them eating all these dead worms! (I de-wormed my dogs today aswell) but I am thinking if the poop worms are already dead, would they actually have any effect on my dogs?

    Don't get me wrong I really don't like the thought of the dogs gobbling up dead worms, but I also hate seeing the flock giving me the guilt trip for being shut in their run.
     
  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Dogs get dog worms, chickens get chicken worms. They will not infect each other.
     
  3. carternm31

    carternm31 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well that answers that then! Lol thanks
     
  4. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    you're welcome.
     

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