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post #21 of 26

I'm not sure if this is chicken related of not but even since I have started raising chickens, I get these itching spots that after being subconsciously scratched raise up like mosquito bites with tiny scabs and last for a few days before going away. I usually get them around my belt line or arms. Yesterday one popped up on my face. At first I thought it may have been something I got out of the woods I cleared for my garden. But that chore has long been completed and I'm still getting these little lesions. I've never had this condition before and the only change in my activities is cleaning my coop and occasionally handling the hens. Anybody else? 

post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by flnatv54 View Post
 

I'm not sure if this is chicken related of not but even since I have started raising chickens, I get these itching spots that after being subconsciously scratched raise up like mosquito bites with tiny scabs and last for a few days before going away. I usually get them around my belt line or arms. Yesterday one popped up on my face. At first I thought it may have been something I got out of the woods I cleared for my garden. But that chore has long been completed and I'm still getting these little lesions. I've never had this condition before and the only change in my activities is cleaning my coop and occasionally handling the hens. Anybody else? 

Sounds like it might be redbugs...aka chiggers from going into the woods. It's odd that one was on your face but not unheard of,  the belt line/waist, arms and legs are susceptable areas. Put some finger nail polish on each bite/welt to smother them. Reapply the nail polish as necessary. The nail polish will take care of them.

The next time you go out into the woods, spray yourself with bug spray that contains deet. We used to rub kerosene on ourselves before heading out in the woods.

post #23 of 26

Why didn't I think of that. All my life living in FL and I've never gotten one body critter from the woods so something like chiggers never crossed my mind. Mosquito bites yes but nothing of the take home variety. After looking up the images of chigger bites on the net, that is exactly what it is. I'm really happy it wasn't something from one of my girls. Thanks for the info!  

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thank you.i'll wash my hands but im glad its not bad like the news wonts to make it out to be.i thought this was true but was just checking. im not going to even be consered about it.ill wash my hands but im not changing shoes when i go in the back yard.our spray the floor ext... i havent been wearing a mask when cleaning the coop but ill start.i but straw in there coop.what do u guys do with it once you clean out the coop??? sorry about my spelling.i just take the old straw and use it on the ground around the coop once i clean it out of there coop.big_smile.png
Straw is yucky😁 try using sand its so much cleaner much better alternative...... Look it up its also better for the chickens and doesn't harbour flies😊
post #25 of 26

yes my best friend got sick from a mosquito bite it had her chicken blood in then sucked her blood she got really:hit sick. And past away.

post #26 of 26
Wow, and she had nothing else wrong with her? No weakened immune system? Did they say what specifically caused it?
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