This week in the lab we identified chicken lice (Menacanthus stramineus). Infections of lice can develop anytime of the year, however they are more common in Autumn and Winter and they are usually deep within the chickens feathers for warmth.

Lice cause severe irritation by feeding on the skin and feathers.

If you have any pararsites that you need identifying please contacts us and we would be happy to assit.