Bugs!!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by FunkyFowl, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. FunkyFowl

    FunkyFowl Out Of The Brooder

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    i'm in serious need of help!!

    i have about 12 chickens, 11 hens and 1 big rooster
    they all have some kind of bugs on their faces
    these bugs latch on like ticks but are small and black and look like fleas
    they don't get on any other part of them except their faces and combs
    how do i KILL these things?
    they harder to kill then a tank and faster then a rocket when they jump.
    i have tryed 7dust and sprays..a friend told me to try DE
    will that work??
    any other ideas or advise will be welcome too
     
  2. wren

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    frontline spray. Spray at dime size on bare skin under each wing and the vent.
     
  3. FunkyFowl

    FunkyFowl Out Of The Brooder

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    that wont help because they arent under their winds or near the vent they are only on the face of the birds
     
  4. wren

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it will help b/c the drug circulates thru their blood system.
     
  5. FunkyFowl

    FunkyFowl Out Of The Brooder

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    but i tryed that too and the lil things went away for about 3 days then they came back in force:\
     
  6. wren

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you use front line that you put on the back of a dog or cats neck?
     
  7. FunkyFowl

    FunkyFowl Out Of The Brooder

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    i tryed that, tryed 3 other brands and then i tryed 7 dust nothing kills these things :(
     
  8. wren

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. The frontline that goes on the back of the neck for a dog or a cat will not work. It is the wrong product. You need to buy a spray bottle of frontline and spray your birds. It will work. It is the best available product for parasites on chickens bar none. It sounds like fleas if they are difficult to crush and move fast. Please try the spray. The spray works the other stuff in the little tube will not work on chickens.
     
  9. FunkyFowl

    FunkyFowl Out Of The Brooder

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    okay i will try that:)
    they not fleas tho, i cant get them off the poor chickens with out a set of
    needle nose pliers to pull them off like a tick,
    i think they some kind of mite....
    thank you for help:)
     
  10. MineAlways

    MineAlways Out Of The Brooder

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    Years ago when I was grooming dogs I seems to remember a dog coming in, it was a farm dog and he had these weird mite/tick/flea looking things. They were only on the end of his ears. His ears were covered.

    They were black about the size of a small pin head (sewing pic) I could see no legs but they embedded in like a tick but didnt look like a tick. Had a mobile vet there that day and he had never seen anything like it either. The fact that they were only on the tips of the ears was confusing.


    I dont think we found anything to kill them and had to remove them by hand with a comb and tweezers

    Dont know if it sounds like what you have and I dont really have any answers but hope you find something. Try the spray like the other poster suggested
     

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