There are 5 or 6 of these located on the heads of 2 out of my 6 turkeys. I have not searched the rest of their bodies yet. They are attached to the skin like a tick but so tiny compared to wood ticks. What are they and what do I do?
I am posting this in Emergencies, Diseases and Cures too, incase it is not specific to turkeys.
Is this a turkey tick? IMAGES
Probably larvae of some species - right time of year (larvae/nymphs feed on some species - then the adults prefer others).
The tick handbook: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/lyme/resources/handbook.pdf
Good photos of sizes through life cycle (and more links): http://www.oes.org/html/how_2_identify_different_ticks.html