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What is this Parasite Egg?!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Noble Roo, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. Noble Roo

    Noble Roo New Egg

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    Can anyone help me identify this parasite/pest egg?... I haven't found ANYTHING on-line showing parasite eggs that look like this on chickens! I've been searching on-line for two hours now.

    The feathers are from my molting rooster, found while cleaning the coop tonight. The eggs are organized, just like insect eggs I sometimes find in the garden. I'm familiar with feather lice nits, but these are quite different.

    If you know what this is, I owe you a million thanks!


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    Last edited: Sep 24, 2014
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like mites to me.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Found this pic(scroll about 3/4 down the page) of feather mite eggs on a purple martin feather.......looks similar.

    I'd put those feathers in a tight glass jar in a warm place and see what hatches.
     

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