Worms in chickens
Worms in chickens are a common problem that is often discovered too late. You cannot see the worms in chicken droppings with the naked eye. The only way to determine with certainty whether your chickens have a worm infection or not is by having a vet examine droppings.
How chickens end up with worms
Worm infections are typically caused by the infected droppings of wild birds or newly purchased chickens. If infected droppings from wild birds come near your chickens, chances are they will be eaten by insects such as beetles, and snails. Chickens in turn enjoy eating these insects and snails, which is how they ingest the worm eggs, which leads to a worm infection.
Symptoms of worms in chickens
Worms occur all year round in birds and chickens. However, the risk of worms is greatest in the summer months. This is because the eggs and larvae grow quicker in warm and humid weather. Vets can easily spot worms by looking at the chicken’s droppings. There are also various symptoms that might tell you that your chickens have worms. If you see the following symptoms, do not wait too long to start treatment:
- Chickens become thinner and lose weight
- Bloody diarrhea
- Pale and/or dry combs
- Puffy, bloated chickens
- Chickens may be less active
- Chickens stop laying eggs
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