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I've been out shoveling manure from one of the doe coops. Found kazillions of teeny tiny white worms. Are these parasites that the goats have cast off? Should I treat the area with something before I put litter back down? The broody hen thought I was uncovering these just for her and her chicks. lol. Wondering whether I shall need to worm them, too?
Thanks for your thoughts.
-- mary (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 11, 2002
Hi Mary, the only worm that is a parasite to goats that can be seen with the naked eye is tapeworms. Coming out of the goat normally they look like rice, worm with a good tapeworm wormer and they look like spegetti abandoning ship, though I have no idea what they look like in the ground. Vicki
-- Vicki McGaugh TX (email@example.com), May 11, 2002.
Sounds like maggots to me. Little lime would work fine.
-- Dee (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 11, 2002.
Probably nematodes, they shouldn't hurt your goats.
-- Rebekah (email@example.com), May 12, 2002.
The chickens are fine.
-- Erin m. o. (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 12, 2003.