Chickens get worms from either eating something that has a worm such as a slug or other insect. I’m home all day so I can keep a closer eye on them than most people, plus I had chicken antibiotics in the house which she remarkably agreed to take. I told him you have the best recipes. Hello to you and your boyfriend in Des Moines! Karen, I’m so glad you could help her, and I think if she ever does succumb to one of those manifold and mysterious chicken afflictions, people around the world will shed a few tears. YUK! Infectious Laryngotracheitis - Respiratory symptoms of this chicken illness can include swollen or watery/mucousy eyes, coughing, sneezing, wheezing, rattling breath, choking, whistling throat, and spitting blood. Other diseases, such as avian influenza can and will wipe out the flock in a matter of days. WHere are they coming from! This all happened a few weeks ago. So when there were only 3 chickens instead of 4 at the door this particular morning I knew something bad was waiting for me. Maybe the only worse time would have been dinner time. Worming your chickens naturally is a fairly straightforward process so long as you understand what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. Thanks for the ugly truth. Make a habit of checking out chicken droppings because some worms are visible in droppings. They just loved the color I painted it so they headed there every day to do their business. I have no idea where the wound or the worms came from. Oh my goodness. And just as a gross and kind of funny aside, I used to live on a six-week in and out chicken farm. It comes up on them so quickly. The doctor here thought the growth was a cyst and before he operated, the thing hatched. Thanks Rose! You have to keep in mind that chickens can go from sick to dead in 24 hours so if one isn’t feeling well you really have to pay attention. Reminds me of the time my visiting guests spend 3 solid days talking incessantl about how their children were allergic to yellow dye # 5, red dye, etc. I was shocked when she was still alive in fact. Baby mammals who have lost their mothers, who diligently clean them of fly eggs, such as rabbits and kittens are VERY prone to flystrike. To worm chickens, add 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to every 1 gallon of your chickens' drinking water, which can kill any worms in their system. Home » Tips » Chickens » Flystrike: a chicken killer.Cuddles beats the odds again. The maggots had eaten a hole in Cuddles, just below her vent where they were literally eating her from the inside out. The take time to reproduce. Make sure that your worms have plenty of depth to hide in/eat in if the fresh chicken manure is too ammoniacal for them. Someone is pulling your leg. This time it wasn’t warm out though so I had to keep her inside the house to make sure she stayed warm. Holy crap. Me too had never heard of Flystrike. The maggots will literally eat the guts out of the chicken AND the maggots  have a toxin on them that poisons the chicken basically. Poor Cuddles. You get best Chicken Mama Blue Ribbon. Luckily it was a really hot day so I could run the hose all over Cuddles at full blast to get rid of the maggots. Thanks for caring and picking as well. I feel the same way! What should I do? Catch worms for fish bait or composting. Now my dilemma is: do I let my chicken-owning, maggot-hating sister read this? Posted by 8 years ago. I bought a chicken from a well known Food Hall. But alas she lives on! Copyright © 2020 The Art of Doing Stuff. Poor Cuddles! I don’t know when the last time you blow dried a chicken but I can tell you it takes about the same amount of time it takes to find a bathing suit that looks good on you after the age of 17. Sometimes these lab tests aren’t successful, because worm eggs weren’t being produced when the sample was collected. 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