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post #11 of 26
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Yeah, All me chickens have bug things like this all over their faces.

I can't seem to get them off. 

Any suggestions? Cause I am getting really worried/grossed out!

thx!!

describe them or post a picture i hate to freak you out but springtails wouldnt do this

If they are stuck to the face they are "sticktight fleas". Here is a picture:

post #12 of 26

2X an insect interested in living on another animal is more than likely a parasite

"Why use up the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the hemp fields?"
 

"There's enough alcohol in one year's yield of an acre of potatoes to drive the machinery necessary to cultivate the fields for one hundred years."

 

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"Why use up the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the hemp fields?"
 

"There's enough alcohol in one year's yield of an acre of potatoes to drive the machinery necessary to cultivate the fields for one hundred years."

 

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post #13 of 26

 

these are the bugs. 

All of my chickens have them all over, but she is the worst. I can't get them off!!!!!:barnie

post #14 of 26

looks like you got em

"Why use up the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the hemp fields?"
 

"There's enough alcohol in one year's yield of an acre of potatoes to drive the machinery necessary to cultivate the fields for one hundred years."

 

Henry Ford -

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"Why use up the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the hemp fields?"
 

"There's enough alcohol in one year's yield of an acre of potatoes to drive the machinery necessary to cultivate the fields for one hundred years."

 

Henry Ford -

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post #15 of 26

ok, so..How do I get them off?

post #16 of 26
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ok, so..How do I get them off?

Try permethrin dust from your feed store.

post #17 of 26

k, thx! will try that.:)

post #18 of 26
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Yeah, All me chickens have bug things like this all over their faces.
I can't seem to get them off. 
Any suggestions? Cause I am getting really worried/grossed out!
thx!!
If they are tiny black bugs crawling all over their faces it's probably mites. We are going through this with our broodies (silkies are pretty notorious for getting critters) and had to use Permethrin. I try to stay away from any chemical like things but the poor ladies were really bad.
post #19 of 26
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If they are tiny black bugs crawling all over their faces it's probably mites. We are going through this with our broodies (silkies are pretty notorious for getting critters) and had to use Permethrin. I try to stay away from any chemical like things but the poor ladies were really bad.

the difference between mites and sticktight fleas is that mites prefer the coverage of feathers whereas the sticktight fleas prefer bare skin which is why they are usually found on the face and wattle and not on the body like mites

"Why use up the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the hemp fields?"
 

"There's enough alcohol in one year's yield of an acre of potatoes to drive the machinery necessary to cultivate the fields for one hundred years."

 

Henry Ford -

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"Why use up the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the hemp fields?"
 

"There's enough alcohol in one year's yield of an acre of potatoes to drive the machinery necessary to cultivate the fields for one hundred years."

 

Henry Ford -

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post #20 of 26

no, that's not the case. I found out that they are sticktight fleas. 

THx anyways!!

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