i have asked before for a mite problem after a 4-h fair were someones bird had mites, treated them with seven dust (also told de). now again i have mites and i have week old bittys and was wondering if these 2 things were safe for bittys and if there was something else that could also be used to rid us of the mites. and yes this is bad didnt think to check them for mites cause my babies arent sick in any way but my parents have lost a few and they treated for worms and a broad septrum antibiotic for other causes and i didnt think to check for mites even though 2 have feathers loss (thought they were maybe getting plucked out), it has been raining here for at least 2 weeks now so i decided to wash some of the mud off of the one of the BO's feathers (happened to be one with feather loss) and i as i was parting the feathers checking for mud i seen what looked like a white flake of skin move then i parted the feathers and really got to looking and there they were little white mites on the poor thing, so i go and check on mine since they are housed on the same land but not next to each other (hoping i lucked out) and there they were on my adults and my bitty's (my chickens range in age from 1 week to 1 year old). i also seen a few red mites on mine as well. so im off to play the treat the birds with seven and the coop and the ground.
again can seven be used on the bitty's and is it safe to incubate the eggs without washing them off in case they have mites on them or should wash them off first?
* adding poll
Edited by hdowden - 7/18/12 at 6:37pm