Bugs??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newducklady11, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. newducklady11

    newducklady11 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just went outside to feed my almost 1 yr old ducks and noticed bugs on one of them!!? What??? The bugs were on the surface of her face not in her feathers. The weren't as small as a flea but were smaller than a fly. Long and skinny looking. About four on her face all around her eye. Gross. Clean water and coop. Where'd they come from? The ducks like to put their beaks in the dirt? Or is it just because of summer coming? What do I do?? Thanks!
     
  2. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like feather lice to me. Can you pick her up and check in the feathers along her body? The face is just the place they are easiest for us to see, there are likely more if you check near the feather shafts close to her body. I've only treated feather lice with Seven Dust, which is readily available in the US and easy/safe to use. You basically just dust the bird with it. Not sure what else people use in other areas. Luckily I haven't had this issue since moving to Sweden. I'd have no idea what to get here.
     

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