Causes of Mites & Lice?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nipper75, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. nipper75

    nipper75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know where chickens in a small backyard flock get mites and/or lice?

    squirrels?
    chipmunks?
     
  2. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine got them once from the little wild city birds that sneak into my coop to eat the feed.
     
  3. nipper75

    nipper75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a lot of squirrels and chipmunks... I wonder if they are the cause...
     
  4. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was under the impression that poultry mites and lice were specific to birds. I know dogs can't get them. But I have not looked into it too extensively so I am not sure.
     
  5. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wild birds.
     
  6. nipper75

    nipper75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess wild birds leave them in the grass, leaves, etc.??? Are they "bird" specific?
     

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