Danruff Or lice? How do you tell the differnce?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Five Points John, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. Five Points John

    Five Points John Out Of The Brooder

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    My 8 week old chicks have round little white specks on their backs. If it it's danruff will it hurt them? If it's lice how do i get rid of it? Will 7 dust work to get rid of lice What is the best way to aply it? Thanks John
     
  2. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Random white bits are usually feather sheaths. As they grow in their plumage they have to nibble and groom the outer skin off the feather shaft to unfurl the feathers.

    Louse eggs are most obvious around the vent, near the skin at the base of the feather. If you rub the feather shaft and the stuff clings, it is a problem critter. Adult lice can be seen moving around the vent - dandruff doesn't move, and lice generally don't walk around in the open on top of the bird! [​IMG]
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    wood&feathers :

    Random white bits are usually feather sheaths. As they grow in their plumage they have to nibble and groom the outer skin off the feather shaft to unfurl the feathers.

    Louse eggs are most obvious around the vent, near the skin at the base of the feather. If you rub the feather shaft and the stuff clings, it is a problem critter. Adult lice can be seen moving around the vent - dandruff doesn't move, and lice generally don't walk around in the open on top of the bird! [​IMG]

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