Bug that are a red,but have wings,Termites?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ThePRfan, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had my hen,Buffy a buff orp sitting on my lap inside.I was petting her,then notice something on my face,I thought it was a flea,but I grabbed it and it jumped from buffy feathers,and it was light orange/light red with wings.

    Thanks,ThePRfan!
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not sure what the unknown insect was. I would recommend posting your question in the Predators and Pests section of the forums: Predators and Pests Members there who are knowledgeable about insect pests should be able to help. [​IMG]
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     
  4. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably a red mite, at night go with a torch and look in the coop for signs of mite eggs and check at the base of the hens feathers and vent for signs of mites and egg casings.
     
  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't think it was a mite if it had wings...and they are very tiny...so are the lice. If you could see wings, then it had to be large enough to see...and that's not the mites I've come in contact with.

    Here is a link which shows what poultry lice and mites look like:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/08/poultry-lice-and-mites-identification.html
    http://keeping-chickens.me.uk/chickens-health/red-mite

    I agree to post on the predator/pest thread and see if you can figure out if it is poultry or wood pest. Termites won't bother chickens, but they sure would eat up your coop house. Some of them can have wings.

    Lady of McCamley
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2015
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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