White specks pecked at?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ClareScifi, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Songster

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    I've noticed my chickens occasionally peck at white specks on each others' feathers as if to eat them. Could it be lice? The white specks are very small, the size of a grain of salt?

    Anyone know of a link with pictures of chicken lice to look at?

    Thanks in advance,

    Clare
     

  2. cindylo

    cindylo In the Brooder

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  3. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Songster

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    I usually catch my girls picking tiny white pieces of feather sheath off each other. It's like community grooming. [​IMG]
     

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