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post #251 of 257
Does anyone have pictures of what infected birds look like? Mine regularly have dust baths plus I put DE in the coop/nesting boxes. A few of my birds have tattered looking feathers while others are completely fluffy. Can only one or two birds be infected with mites in a flock of 14? They stay in the run during the day but are free range during the evenings.
post #252 of 257

Go out in the dark with a flashlight, part the feathers at the vent, and look for tiny moving critters.  If only one bird has some, treat your whole group and do the coop.  Birds get tattered, but bugs need to be seen.  Lice are small and light colored, mites are brownish.  Mary

post #253 of 257
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Originally Posted by Folly's place View Post
 

Go out in the dark with a flashlight, part the feathers at the vent, and look for tiny moving critters.  If only one bird has some, treat your whole group and do the coop.  Birds get tattered, but bugs need to be seen.  Lice are small and light colored, mites are brownish.  Mary

What I saw was longish, skinny and gray ( on the meat birds). In the main coop I looked at some loose feathers in the nest boxes.  I  saw some long thin eggs or nits and 1 bug.  So, I'm going to have to do the whole coop.  Of course I just added 2 big bales of wood shavings on Friday. The 3rd unopened bag is stored in there also, so I guess it's probably contaminated too.   There are also 6 chicks that are 2 and a half weeks old living in there with their momma broody.  Will they be able to handle being around the chemicals?

post #254 of 257

This all made me SO ITCHY to read. A few days back, my sick hen, unable to bath, had a massive outbreak of mites. When bathing her in water (she had a flystrike wound that needed cleaning) I noticed the mites. And later I noticed them on me. Thankfully they won't LIVE off a human, but they will bite you and you'll be itchy for days. Even now I'm phantom itching! THanks for all of the treatment options!! I will try to burn the old bedding in the coop to make ash - 2 for 1 :thumbsup

Currently being the extra flock member for my only remaining hen.

Being the mum to my Man Child.

Cat fiend.

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Currently being the extra flock member for my only remaining hen.

Being the mum to my Man Child.

Cat fiend.

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post #255 of 257
Help!
I just went in to collect eggs and all over the eggs in one next were tiny mocroscopic insects! Crawling all over! I took them out, shot a video and then quickly dusted them in a bowl and then dusted the nest, but obviously that's like putting a bandaid on a giant crack in the Hoover Dam!! WHAT ARE THEY??
If I took a picture they wouldn't show up as much more than crumbs all over the eggs. What was obvious was seeing them move, and then having gen crawl up my arm as I took them out of the nest--- eeeew! They are brown/light brown in color.
One of my hens has dirty crud in her feathers, but not bad. It's a flock of 30.
Anyone? Treatment options would be helpful too.
And, I have them on me now, is this a problem to my housed conure?
I did attach a photo now you can see a tiny dot on my hand near the edge.
post #256 of 257

Gordon's permethrin spray concentrate!  Scroll down to the permethrin spray thread.  Mary

post #257 of 257
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Originally Posted by BayBay Peepers View Post
 

If you are worried about chilling them by spraying then I'd recommend just dusting them really well.  Dust the coop, dust their bodies, and leave a pan of dust out for whenever they want to use it.

Hi- i live in WI too.....kinda cold right now.  what did you dust with ?  and how much did you use? thanks!

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