Small red wormlike creatures on chicken wings

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by lindaelder4888, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. lindaelder4888

    lindaelder4888 New Egg

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    Hello,
    When butchering our 6 cockerels, I noticed red wormlike creatures (filled with chicken blood, I assume) hanging off their wing tips once the feathers were removed. What are they? I have seen no mention of these anywhere on this site. How do I get rid of them in our remaining live chickens?
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Were they lice?

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  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    I'm betting those were feather follicles...
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    You could be right!
     
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    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    After I read it, I remembered a pic someone posted asking you what kind of worms they were, and they were squeezing out the feather follicles, lol... they do look weird, especially when they come out with the feather...
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Yeppers!

     
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