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Cecal Worms also called-Heterakis gallinae, are intestinal parasites which use chickens, turkeys, and other birds as a host to feed upon.
Appearance and location
White, can be found in the lumen of cecal pouches, and can range in size from 1/4 to 1/ 2inches long. It may be difficult to determine whether or not your chickens have cecal worms without a stool sample because there are not usually visual symptoms with this type of worm. (1)
Chickens, turkeys, and other birds are the most likely source of cecal worms. Studies suggest cecal worms are the cause of blackhead and are transferred from bird to bird from a protozoan parasite which produces eggs in the ceca which is then transferred into the birds feces.
1. University of Connecticut Poultry Fact Sheet. http://web.uconn.edu/poultry/poultrypages/diseasefactsheet.html
How to Prevent Worms from Infesting Your Chickens
The best line of defense against intestinal worms is to have and implement a prevention plan but before you can make a plan you have to know how to prevent worms from infesting your chickens.
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Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. Rom. 13:2