help me identify are these eggs lice or mites?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by realsis, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    I've purchased a new silkie and she apparently had this when I got her. I killed all the bugs they are kind of straw colored but the eggs remain. At first I thought they were mites but after research they said mite eggs are grayish while lice is white. Please please help me identify these eggs!! [​IMG]
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Looks like feather lice eggs to me.

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  3. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    Thank you so much Kathy this is what I suspected.the nits are too hard to remove even with a flea comb so I'm defiantly going to have to retreat soon. At first I thought they were mites but after some research I realized they were different. I feel so sorry for the poor girl. Is lice common or does it mean her conditions were bad at the breeder as she came with lice..?
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    For some reason lice seem to really like Silkies. Check around the face, they like that area, too.

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  5. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    Thanks what a mess! ! Can't Wait till she gets rid of all these yuckies! I will just keep treating and treating. I'm a bit upset that she came with them. Poor baby hopefully I'll get her fixed up soon!!
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Some people have used coconut oil to remove lice eggs. I've never used it.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I just pluck the feathers. [​IMG][​IMG]

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  8. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    Thanks Kathy I will I saw poo from them on her head. Poor girl is infested with these nasties
     
  9. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    I tried plucking but it hurt her and there are soo many egg sacks!!! It's really awful and she's a exceptionally fluffy silkie. ..sigh..[​IMG]
     
  10. Scott H

    Scott H Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poultry dust or Sevin and then retreat in a week or so after the eggs have hatched out but before they have a chance to lay again. Is she in with other girls or quarantined?
     

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