Bugs....I think Mites

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bwhnt1024, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. bwhnt1024

    bwhnt1024 In the Brooder

    Jun 17, 2011
    I recently purchased 3 sex links, 18wks, from a farm. I can see some kind of bugs under their feathers. I have them separated from my other 5 for now. Ive been using DE on them but I don't think it's going to get into the feathers enough. Is there anything else I can use to get rid of the bugs? Thanks for any suggestions.
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Crossing the Road

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Probably mites.
    5% Sevin and dust them real good get it under wings and everywhere as well as bedding, on roosts and everywhere the chickens have been.
  3. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    Give them all a good bath with dawn dish soap. The green color soap. It kills bugs great!
    Then I would treat them for mites and lice and you should be good to go [​IMG]
    Do a search and you can see what all people use to treat for bugs. DE will NOT help!
  4. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    as someone mentioned, seven dust. I believe the "ingredient" you are after is "permethrin". Under the wings, around the vent.
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Glen St Mary, Florida
    I recommend you use sevin dust. Dust the inside of their coop, roosts and nests. Redust them again and inside the coop in 10 days to kill nits hatched from eggs since the first dusting.

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