eww, what is this? (Black dots)

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chickfluff, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. chickfluff

    chickfluff Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 2, 2009
    San Diego
    So I noticed these weird black dots on the inside edges of my chicken coop. They are tiny and look like they might be eggs, but I don't know. They stick together in clumps. Unfortunately, I have an infestation of earwigs in the coop as well. I'm thinking these things might be their eggs, (I really need DE) but I also heard that mites look like that too? So I'm not really sure what to think...

    oh, and don't worry, my 4 chickens are still chicks, and are gonna move in there in weeks. But this is really bugging me. I'll try to get some pics of it soon.

    *shudders* eww. sorry, but I really, really, don't like ground-dwelling bugs.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Last edited: Apr 29, 2009
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    could be roach eggs too.
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] Get the bug spray going.
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    You might check with the entomology department at your local university or better yet your county extension agent to help get them identified. They may be a problem or they may be something the chickens would love to eat. A potential protein source!

    I am glad you caught it now in case it is a problem. Good job!!
  5. mom2chicksandpups

    mom2chicksandpups Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Southeast Alabama
    Has it been damp? It sounds like it could be some type of fungus if it's not eggs.
  6. eschwaderer

    eschwaderer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
    From the Michigan State web site:

    "Each female (Earwig) lays 20 to 50 small, white eggs,
    and she protects them from natural enemies, desiccation
    and mold. "

    If yours are black then it might not be from Earwigs.

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