Thursday, November 11, 2010

Worms in Eggs?

The chicken questions keep on coming! A classmate of Jason is also a newbie chicken-keeper. One of her hens started laying just recently. However, the fourth or fifth egg produced ended up having a worm in it! Yuck! I've heard of worms in poop, but I haven't read about worms in eggs. Any ideas what she needs to do to treat the hen? Also, if a bird is on meds, is there a time frame that you shouldn't be eating their eggs? Thanks again for your wisdom!


  1. Could it have been an embryo or a blood spot? I believe most worms are limited to the GI tract.

  2. What Pigs Don't KnowNovember 15, 2010 at 4:31 PM

    Thanks for your thoughts. I also was under the impression worms are in the GI tract. That's why I found it so odd. As for an embryo, I am almost positive all of her hens (I think she only has three) are just that - hens! So an embryo would be out of the question. Perhaps a weird blood spot is the answer. Unfortunately I didn't see it so your guess is as good as mine. It will be interesting to see if it happens again. Thanks! -Carrie