Looks Like Little Termites

Peeper

Songster
11 Years
Jan 3, 2009
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Little Rock, AR
I've had chickens my whole life and have never seen bugs on them. I bought a peacock from an auction and in addition to health problems, I noticed these strange bugs on the towel I had him wrapped up in while giving an injection. I dusted him with Sevin dust. I have no idea what these things are. They are tan/yellow and shaped similar to a termite. I thought mites or lice were barely visible to the naked eye. These are as big as ants!
 

Blue_Myst

Songster
10 Years
Feb 5, 2009
3,808
10
201
The lice my chickens had were VERY visible to the naked eye, so that would by my guess, but I'm not an expert by any means.
 

kycklingar!

Songster
10 Years
Feb 9, 2009
320
6
129
Linköping, Sweden
Feather mites? They're pretty sizeable, and look a LOT like termites. I HATE them!!!! yuck! They quickly crawl to the nearest warm body, so if the animal is sick and cold, they all crawl on to YOU!
 

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