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can humans get mites from chickens?

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My chicken have mites. are they contagious to humans?

post #2 of 4

they will jump on you and bite  if that's what u mean but u'll know if u r infested lau

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They may crawl on you, but mites are very host specific. They are not able to live on people, so don't worry.

Empty nester (of kids anyway) with 40 chickens, 5 cats and one patient DH. If I'd have known I'd love chickens this much, I would have started years ago!!
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Empty nester (of kids anyway) with 40 chickens, 5 cats and one patient DH. If I'd have known I'd love chickens this much, I would have started years ago!!
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thanks

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