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Little black bugs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by casslarrabee225, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. casslarrabee225

    casslarrabee225 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2011
    Mid-Coast, Maine
    My Coop
    Does anyone know what those little black bugs are jumping around the outside of my coop in the SNOW??? Could it be fleas? And can ducks get fleas??
  2. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2009
    Probably snow fleas, which are not actually fleas at all. Just some little bugs that are always around, but on a warm winter day, will emerge. The flea part comes from them hopping around like fleas. Your ducks should be fine. They may even enjoy them!!
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Western N.C.
    Thats what i started to say they will probably eat them, I have seen them on the snow too but no around the coops probably because they get snatched up from either my ducks or chickens. [​IMG]

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