Are these flees? I have never seen this

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by milkiewiczj, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. milkiewiczj

    milkiewiczj Out Of The Brooder

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    I was watching over the chickens yesterday because we just got a rooster. I noticed these little eggs on the netting on top of their yard. What are these? Flees? I have never seen them before. How do I get rid of them if they are flees? The chickens are always free ranging so they are never in their yard, I just put them in there so the rooster will get used to them and so he knows where home is. [​IMG]
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  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I don't believe those are fleas. Maybe some one else will come along who will know what they are. [​IMG]
     
  3. mbrock

    mbrock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look to be eggs from snails. If they are you can dunk them in soapy water. [​IMG]
     
  4. milkiewiczj

    milkiewiczj Out Of The Brooder

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    will the "eggs" do any harm to the chickens?
     
  5. mbrock

    mbrock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are snail eggs they won't do any harm. After looking again I'm not one hundred 100% sure. To be safe I would remove them. Have you seen any activate around them.
     
  6. milkiewiczj

    milkiewiczj Out Of The Brooder

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    I really just noticed them because the hens are always free ranging. I never keep them in their yard anymore. I will try removing them though to be sure.
     

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