parasites- which ones look like tiny transparent rice?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PunkinPeep, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's really my whole question. i'm assuming it's either lice or mites. i think a couple of them had a red spot on them.

    i've never seen them before, so this is new to me.

    i'm planning to buy some pyrethrin dust this afternoon and treat the birds and the coop.

    any suggestions?
     
  2. Ashmeade

    Ashmeade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't know much about worms in chickens but in general:

    red spot could be mites. Tape worms or round worms are the ones you typically see. (round look a bit like spagetti adn the tapes are kind of like rice).
     
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  3. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I should have clarified. I saw them running around under the chickens' wings and round their vents...not in their poop. Round worms and tape worms don't get on their skin, right?
     
  4. Ashmeade

    Ashmeade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I should have clarified. I saw them running around under the chickens' wings and round their vents...not in their poop. Round worms and tape worms don't get on their skin, right?

    That sounds more like lice or mites.
     
  5. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, that would be lice
     
  6. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you very much.

    i hadn't heard anyone describe them that way, so i wasn't sure.
     

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