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picked up wild baby turkey and ended up with tons of red fleas ? on me

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were they mites? fleas? they looked like fleas but the color threw me off.. i have never seen a mite. but there were tons crawling on me on the way to the rehab lady.

old as dirt, without the chicken poo.. have 2 kids, 3 grandbabies, cat, dog, parrot and 28 chickens and roos. married 38 yrs
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old as dirt, without the chicken poo.. have 2 kids, 3 grandbabies, cat, dog, parrot and 28 chickens and roos. married 38 yrs
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With a wild bird - I would think mites/lice if they were crawling over you.
Hate to say it but you might have to fumigate the car and your clothes then!!
You'll feel them for days sad
Small price to pay for helping a feathered friend in need big_smile

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That would be mites. hide

Do you have any DE?  Dust the bird really well, especially under wings and vent area then dust every where else it has been.  If you don't have DE, grab some SEVIN dust.  You don't want this infestation to pass along to your chickens.

Good luck!

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Mites.  It's pretty typical for sick and injured birds to get tons of them, because like fleas, they are highly attracted to sick animals especially.

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