Are these blood blisters or desease?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by r709shackleford, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. r709shackleford

    r709shackleford Out Of The Brooder

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    I found several of these spots on one of my buff cochin hens. She i heavy and older. She was a rescue, pretty sure she has never laid an egg in the 3-4 months I've had her. I haven't inspected my hens in a week to two weeks. Just found that some have lice. Maybe mite, but probably just lice. Pictures are of the bugs I found and the weird looking blood blister things.

    Are these bad infestation areas or blood blisters or something else?

    Tnx

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    Those are three little bugs. Oblong bodies. You can see some have red inside. I think thats blood that they have been sucking/eating from damaged skin. Yuk. They move very quickly and hard to catch. Only 2 chickens have a lot, the rest have just a few, and some none yet.
    The feather has some residue on it. It looks like chicken mite eggs. And the little bugs look like chicken lice. But I'm not 100% on the mites.

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