Tiny, translucent bugs in quail feed

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jaymean, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. jaymean

    jaymean Just Hatched

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    I recently bought a new bag of quail feed and found these tiny, almost translucent bugs crawling around in the food container I use. Any ideas on what kind of bugs these are? Are they harmful to my girls?
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    No pics but my guess is grain beetle or weevil larvae. I don't think they are harmful but I'd return it
     
  3. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    Do return your feed as any bugs feeding on it depletes the nutrients, despite the fact that your birds may eat the bugs. I had grain mites in some chick feed recently. They looked like white dust until you looked close enough to see that they were moving.
     

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