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I have been to this site several times for valuable information. I love Backyard Chickens! Thank you all for being here!

But what brings me in today are MITES! UGH! I know, old topic. But as i sit here (and feel itchy) and read about remedies, I am more confused than ever...I am having seconds thoughts about having fresh eggs...but I love my small backyard flocks;  Bantams: Rhode Island Reds, a new breed I have had for only 6 months, and my Bantam Welsummers that I have had for 5 years now. I really love the character of the Welsummers! They have provided hours of backyard entertainment! But is the MITE problem worth it??

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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Well  as far as I know  people keep their children even if they have lice and have to be treated.  Chickens give you eggs and sometimes dinner.  Seems worth the trouble.:gig

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Welcome to the BYC flocK!  We are glad you joined us!

 

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Sassafras Grove Farm

sassafrasgrovefarm@outlook.com     sassafrasgrovefarm.weebly.com (not yet published)

 

Black Double Laced, Blue Double Laced and Splash Barnevelders

Silver Double Laced Bantam Barnevelders

Silver, Charcoal, and Birchen Iowa Blues

Swedish Flower Hens

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Welcome to BYC! :frow

 

Have you checked out the Learning Center for information on mites? And you can also ask questions about that issue on the predator & pest forum. Here are a couple links that might yield some good info for you:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mites-chicken-pests-how-to-protect-your-chickens-from-mites

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/13/predators-and-pests

 

As for the question is having chickens that get pests worth it, that's a question you'll have to decide for yourself. It's really no different than if you have a family dog or cat and it gets fleas, do you get rid of the pet or the fleas? Speaking only for myself, the pluses outweigh the minuses to keeping chickens. I can't think of any living creature that won't have some unpleasant issue to deal with.

 

Good luck to you!

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