Lice or Mites?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by DragonEggs, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. DragonEggs

    DragonEggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2010
    Borger, TX
    I've never had a problem with lice or mites before so I don't know exactly which these are, but I know its something. Some of my birds have dry pox sores and while taking them out today to dab the sores with iodine I noticed sme hard crusty stuff in my Americaunas beard. I thought it was food but it wouldn't wash out. THen I realized they looked like little egg sacks and I started cutting them out. I think I cut them all out and burned them. I checked all my other birds but only the roo she hangs out with, a white silkie, had some in his beard too. I cut those and burned them. I noticed one very tiny pinkish or reddish thing crawling on his earlobe. It was so small I think the only reason I noticed it was because it's color contradicted his earlobes so much. I checked all the other birds but no sign of anything. I tried to take some pics with my camera phone but they're really blurry. I'll post them anyway.

    This was the americaunas beard (before I cut it). You can sorta see the white lumps in it through the fuzz.

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    This is a picture of the white lumps after I cut them out before I burned them all.

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    Any idea what I have and what to do about it? THANKS!!!
     
  2. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    If your finding white egg sacks, then they are lice. Mites are red and the bird would look more peppered (for lack of a better term).
     
  3. DragonEggs

    DragonEggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2010
    Borger, TX
    Thanks. Should I use DE or Sevin dust for these?
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    I recommend sevin dust. I recommend you dust your other chickens,coop,nests etc...and repeat in 10 days.
     

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