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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:06 pm 
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Can worms be passed on to young chicks via the egg?

The reason I ask is that my home bred chicks over several hatchings have never had poos stick to their bums.

I bought in some eggs (of a different breed) am I am growing up the chicks for a friend and those chicks have suffered from poos sticking to their bums.
They are currently housed with some of my home bred chicks and again mine do not have poo bums.

They are both bantam breeds. I always worm my own birds regularly with Moxy + but I don't worm the young ones until they are about 2 months old.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:50 pm 
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No, worms can't be passed on through the egg. This problem isn't related to worms. Gently soak off the poop with some warm water and a cotton bud or similar.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:56 pm 
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So if its not worms, do you know what causes it in one breed and not another...when they are kept together and both eat the same food?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:10 pm 
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I dunno. It's a good question. Can only think that it must be a genetic predisposition but other than that I just don't know...

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