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Is this a turkey tick? IMAGES

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by zowieyellowflame, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. zowieyellowflame

    zowieyellowflame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are 5 or 6 of these located on the heads of 2 out of my 6 turkeys. I have not searched the rest of their bodies yet. They are attached to the skin like a tick but so tiny compared to wood ticks. What are they and what do I do?

    I am posting this in Emergencies, Diseases and Cures too, incase it is not specific to turkeys.

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  2. ivan3

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  3. Randy

    Randy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hard to say for sure. Pictures aren't the best but yea I would say it was a tick. Looks like it's nice and full too.
     
  4. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you guys have deer ticks there, they are really tiny, about as big as a poppy seed. If you just have wood ticks, they go through a few stages as they grow and start out on critters like mice.
     
  5. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hard to say but that's really tiny. I don't recal seeing a tick that small before.
     
  6. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe a turkey tick you should get them off.
     
  7. ivan3

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    From link in previous post: (ex. Deer Tick)

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    Probably immature form of one species or another.
     
  8. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Deer ticks are really tiny, some as small as a poppy seed. You have to use a magnifying glass to see that they are actually ticks.
     
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