Are these eggs??

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jgcalifornia, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. jgcalifornia

    jgcalifornia Songster

    137
    12
    111
    Sep 18, 2012
    I am currently treating my white leghorn with what we think is lice..
    I came across these on her feathers. They have a shimmer glittery sparkle to them.
    Are they eggs of some sort?

    Thanks for any help!

    [​IMG][​IMG]






    This is what we believe is the lice.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Rocky Rhodes

    Rocky Rhodes Songster

    969
    731
    196
    Oct 5, 2013
    North Georgia Mountains
    EEEW! Cooties! I would say yes they are eggs(knits).
     
  3. jgcalifornia

    jgcalifornia Songster

    137
    12
    111
    Sep 18, 2012
    hahaha..yes..EWWWW is right.

    From lice? Why do they sparkle like that!
     
  4. Rocky Rhodes

    Rocky Rhodes Songster

    969
    731
    196
    Oct 5, 2013
    North Georgia Mountains
    Not sure why they sparkle, but they look like lice eggs to me. Lice eggs are laid in rows along a single strand. Looks like a pretty severe infestation. I would treat every chicken, dog, cat, parrot hamster, and child that I had!! Again... EEEEWWW!! I have to go shower now and wash my hair, man this post is makin' me itch!![​IMG]
     
  5. jgcalifornia

    jgcalifornia Songster

    137
    12
    111
    Sep 18, 2012
    Everything I read and saw about lice eggs looked more like clusters at the base of the feather.
    These are more like scattered throughout the fluff of the feather..
    Either way, they have all gotten sprayed with The Poultry Protector and its definitely working.

    Sorry to make you itch..I'm sure you have seen worse..I wont show you the pics of the serious EEEEWWWWWWW when one of my girls had worms last week that looked like spaghetti.
    It's been a rough couple weeks for them.
     
  6. jgcalifornia

    jgcalifornia Songster

    137
    12
    111
    Sep 18, 2012
    Ya, I read that post, a few times..
    I have not been able to find something that resembles this. They aren't clusters like a lot of the images on that site show.
    These have a glimmering shimmer to them and scattered throughout the feather.

    Thanks for the info.
     
  7. Mah1Mah1

    Mah1Mah1 Chirping

    395
    23
    88
    May 25, 2014
    Australia, NSW
    Ok, first of all. Ew. Second, yes those are lice and third: A while back I found these weird clusters of sand-like dust around the base of the feathers near the vent. Does anyone know what these were? we assumed they were mites and treated them and the chickens didn't seem bothered but I am confused as to what they were...
     
  8. jgcalifornia

    jgcalifornia Songster

    137
    12
    111
    Sep 18, 2012

    Was anything moving?? Possible it was after a dirt bath?
     
  9. Mah1Mah1

    Mah1Mah1 Chirping

    395
    23
    88
    May 25, 2014
    Australia, NSW
    It wasn't after a dirt bath, and the clusters were hard, not crumbly like dirt. I didn't find anything moving but it is possible.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by