After a big picnic this summer, the refuse got tossed into a metal 55
gallon drum. (As usual, it is very difficult to get a large group of
people to do what you want them to with their waste)
Anyway, a day or so later, my Grandad and I were out there and he noted
with disgust that there were maggots in the can and mentioned he would
have to burn the whole mess, which he proceeded to do without delay.
Ignorant creature that I am, I asked about the use of the chickens to
clean up the maggot problem.
"No! Fly maggots will kill your chickens," he says. "They get all
wobbly and can't hold their heads up, then they fall over and eventually
He didn't know the causative agent, but mentioned that these symptoms
were well known and were referred to as "limberneck."
Can anyone provide more details?
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