Some type of tick? Louse? Mite?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by QueenMisha, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Hello there everyone. I picked up some new birds today (3 Cornish and a D'Anvers). They are beautiful birds and the picture of health but I did notice some type of parasite on the D'Anvers. They appear to be very small ticks, about the same size as your average fowl mite. They are dark brown/black. I think I can see tiny legs. They are all bitten into the D'Anvers facial skin, earlobes, and wattles. I poked a few and they had no reaction. They just hang there like a tick on a dog.

    Advice on treatment? Any idea what they are?

    I'll post pictures when I get home.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Do an on site search on 'stick tight fleas'. This may be what you are dealing with. Threads have recommendations for treatment.
     
  3. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot Premium Member

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    I there's also what they call here deer tics. Tiny little things.
     
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    Yes, that's them. Yikes. Looks like I'm in for a hassle. Better set up a hefty quarantine now, I don't want those buggers anywhere near my flock. Glad I caught that early.
     
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