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Brooder babies have mites?? What to do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shelleyd2008, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I was just holding one of my 2 week old cochin bantam chicks, after cleaning a poopy butt. I looked down at my shirt, and had tiny little bugs on me?? I assume this is mites, how can I treat this in baby chickens??
     
  2. obe10

    obe10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    describe the bugs to me, they might be lice if so they would be easier to treat. i don't know if dusting them at such a young age would be safe... ask threehorses she will be able to help, she helped me.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    These are just little black specs, if they didn't move I wouldn't have noticed. They look like dirt.
     
  4. obe10

    obe10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    then yes those are mite [​IMG]
    lice is easier to treat...
    i don't know what you should do but maybe somebody can help you heres a bump.
     

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