Odd deposits on egg- parasite?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jmonahan, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. jmonahan

    jmonahan In the Brooder

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    Does anyone know what these deposits are on my Blue Copper Marran egg? Just started today and they scratch off like little eggs. At first I thought they were calcium deposits...but they scratch off easily. None on the eggs of the other chickens in the same box.
    Any ideas??
     

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  2. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

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    I have no idea but I would like to find out!
     
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  3. Wyorp Rock

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    Poultry Lice nits (eggs)?

    Check your girls over very well for any external parasites. If you find any treat the chickens, clean out the coop/bedding/nesting boxes with Permethrin based poultry spray or dust. You can also use Spinosad - I've heard it works well, but is pricey.
     
  4. hlhutchinson

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    Are they part of the egg like a calcium deposit or can you scrape it off? I have no idea just wondering
     
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  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    I think eggs too. Check your birds carefully tonight with a flashlight, and treat everyone if you find even one mite or louse.
    Permethrin spray is great, although in really cold weather, use the dust on the birds and spray the coop.
    Mary
     
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    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Or use whatever's legal in Ontario!
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    Ha ha! I like that..."secret weapon" :highfive:

    Unfortunately, I don't know any more than the information I gave in that bottom link you posted #25. I can walk into a store in Manitoba and buy permethrin that is labelled for chickens, but as far as I'm to understand, one has to be licenced to use it in Ontario. It is a class 3 pesticide. I believe you require a class 3/4 licence.

    I agree also that it's eggs. I haven't got any experience with lice. But it reminds me of spider eggs or something similar. I've seen eggs very similar to hers, deposited on the roof of our older half ton.
     
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  9. Wyorp Rock

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    You live in a complicated place!
     
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    It would be nice if every province had the same rules/regulations on such products. :hmm
     
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