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Species Of Lice Which Can Be Found On Chickens
Species of Lice which can be found on chickens
Specie's of lice which can be found on chickens
by Rev. Penny Dean Hibbitts
Apr. 25, 2013
Common poultry lice and mites chew on chicken feathers, loose scales, and scabs on your chickens skin, and some feed on blood.
Poultry lice and mites can cause illness and even death in chickens if left untreated.
There are at least seven different species of lice which can be found on chickens(according to a report by P.E. Morrison and R.P. Thomson Entomology laboratory in Guelph, Ontario)
Appearance of Poultry lice & mites
Poultry lice have mandibles (chewing teeth) that are used to chew on your chickens feather's, skin, and blood. They are usually very small, have long flat bodies, are wingless and usually about the color of straw. Other's can appear as dark moving specs on your chickens, all leave signs of their destruction which are visible to the naked eye, such as feather's which appear broken, scabs, sore's, clumps of hard whitish substance at the base of the feather's and more...
View picture's and descriptions of all poultry lice and mites and damage they do to chickens in this informative report from the University of California Natural Resources.
Common poultry lice and mites found in poultry Report:
1. Common lice and mites of poultry identification and treatment.
2. Lice and mites on chickens. P.E. Morrison and R.. P. Thomson. Entomology Laboratory. Guelph, Ontario
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