Any idea what this might be? I'm at a loss and they're on two of my birds, this one is just a single large ball, the other is like a cluster of 6 or 7 on the comb...
Sorry she wasnt cooperating with a photo :)
How about these:
They look like ticks to me too. I've had to pull lots of those off of my dog, regardless of his flea/tick meds. If you wiggle them around sometimes you see the black spot of the body and the legs gently waving hello on the base of the protrusion. I take them off by tying thread around the base and pulling gently. Usually they come off in one piece and still alive that way. Then I nuke the little !@#$%^s in the microwave to make sure they're dead.
Okay so I got two off, they are definitely ticks, I checked them over pretty well and they only seem to be on the comb. These chickens don't sleep in a coup, about 6 months ago they started sleeping in a tree about 30 feet off the ground. if I get to them soon enough I put them in the coop, I tried keeping them in there for a week as some said it would re-train them...they went right back to the tree...
How risky is Sevin if they ingest any after being dusted?