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The maggot eggs could have been present before the shell formed, (vertical transmission).
eggs shells are porous, could this be how the maggots got in?
Quote from: RD on 10/05/2007 16:43:24The maggot eggs could have been present before the shell formed, (vertical transmission).Maggots are larvae - are you suggesting that the flys that laid them were living inside the adult chicken?
The maggot eggs could have been ingested by the chicken, e.g. fecal-oral transmission, then transmitted vertically.
It is possible that the parasites were wrongly identified as maggots, but were actually worms.
You can get tiny maggots. 1-2mm in width.. Like woodworms or something, they may have made a hole in the egg and gone in. Since the hole is so small, he may not have seen it. But I'm not sure whether maggots have the ability to piece a hole through egg shell, like woodworms through wood?
I'm not understanding you. If you the maggots/woodworms made the hole.. Dug the hole basically, how would they not be large enough for them to go through?