Can Squirrel Mites and Fleas Get on My Bantams?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by beckydimon, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. beckydimon

    beckydimon Chirping

    Apr 1, 2009
    Pound, Virginia
    I found a dying squirrel in my driveway, and put her in a box on the screened porch. After she passed, I sealed her in a baggie and disposed of her. When I started thinking about it, I was concerned that perhaps some of her critters could still be in the box or left it to roam - it's within 15 feet of my chicken coop in the same porch. Since the temperatures are below freezing, I thought maybe not. My girls have never had pests, so I have never treated them. Should I treat them as a precaution? Or do those squirrel critters only like squirrels and other rodents?

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Squirrel fleas will not stay on chickens.

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