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Lice!?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Birdlover 13, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. Birdlover 13

    Birdlover 13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm a new to chickens and today I noticed small little black dots on one of my hen's face. On closer inspection I realised it was a small insect that was sitting there, literally glued to the chicken's skin when I tried to get it off. Under the head faethers there were more but I coudnt detect any others on the rest of its body!?

    Is this a type of head louse? Its larger than a mite ( well I've never encountered mites but I'm basing this on descriptions ) The parasite is black or a dark brown. The infestation is still relatively small and I'll send pics as soon as I can.

    What is This type? And what must I do??
     
  2. Birdlover 13

    Birdlover 13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or could this be a type of mite or perhaps a stick tight flea!!??
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Have no idea what kind of bugs you might have in your country.....
    ......have you tried googling images and info on your guesses?

    @CTKen is in SA, I think, maybe they could help.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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