parasites- which ones look like tiny transparent rice?

PunkinPeep

Songster
10 Years
Mar 31, 2009
3,642
70
229
SouthEast Texas
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?
 

Ashmeade

Songster
10 Years
Aug 5, 2009
346
2
119
hu.gif


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).
 
Last edited:

PunkinPeep

Songster
10 Years
Mar 31, 2009
3,642
70
229
SouthEast Texas
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?
 

Ashmeade

Songster
10 Years
Aug 5, 2009
346
2
119
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.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom