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Fleas or mites?

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Hi, I think I may have found some lice eggs or something on one of my chickens, in her neck, attached to where the feather starts, there is these little white clumps.. could they be eggs from fleas or mites? if so, how can I naturally get rid of them? I dont' like using chemicals, so are there natural products?

 

Greatly appreciated!!

post #2 of 9

Probably not fleas. More likely lice or mites.

Natural remedies are good but once you have an infestation, it's time to bring out the big guns.

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #3 of 9

:welcome sounds like lice eggs to me, you can also post in http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures this forum for suggestions on treatment. Good luck to you!

Elizabeth

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Elizabeth

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post #4 of 9

Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

Those would be mites or lice; fleas like hair, not feathers.

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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

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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thank you!!

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thank you! I will check it out!

post #7 of 9
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well I think I might just have too :(

post #8 of 9

You'll have to treat the coop, roosts, nest boxes etc. If one has it the others probably will also.

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post #9 of 9
Im sorry.......i am a chicken newbie, but read on thisv ery lust about chickens with fleas. Fleas lke blood.
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