Some type of tick? Louse? Mite?


Queen of the Coop
Jan 14, 2015
Placerville, California, USA
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.


Broody Magician
Premium Feather Member
13 Years
May 3, 2009
New Jersey
Do an on site search on 'stick tight fleas'. This may be what you are dealing with. Threads have recommendations for treatment.

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