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bright red bugs?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by spish, May 23, 2011.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

    Apr 7, 2010
    ok so ive dealt with lice and mites before but these guys are new to me. solid red (illuminous red almost they are so bright) tiny bugs, in the hen house. they dont look like mites that have just had a feed, these are solid red, legs and all. Found 2 dead 9 week old chicks in there this morning, covered in them, guessing they were eating alive [​IMG]

    the hen house were only dusted last week (you can still see the xerox-p dust over all) all the normal mites are dead, but these little pesky critters have sprung up now and the anti mite dust seems inaffective?

    any idea what they are and how i get rid of them? ive removed all small chickens for now....am not letting anyone near that house!
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Can you get carbaryl (Sevin here, in the garden dept.) or ivermectin (a cattle wormer?) They sound like our northern red mites which are resistant to things like pyrethrins, or so I have read.
  3. Lucysmom002

    Lucysmom002 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2011
    I've seen them crawling on my turkey's head. Are they bad for chickens?
  4. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

    Apr 7, 2010
    Quote:everyone was treated with ivomec 2 weeks ago(except for the chicks under 9 weeks)......could i perhaps spray the coop with that too or would that be useless?

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