Chicken lice or mites?? Help please

Travchix

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Apr 24, 2013
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Hello I'm new to this sight I see it has a lot of great chicken raisers on here I'm hoping u can help!! I have 11 chickens 9 months old I've noticed on my sexlink he was loosing feathers, so i checked her vent area and these little bugs scattered!! I noticed eggs on the bases of the feathers. Also noticed my buff was the same. So I have them All a nice bath in DE food grade!! Just wondering are they going to be ok?? Is there anything else I should do? The chickens look good until I really get close and under there feathers. An are these lice or mites?? Thanks
 

Mr MKK FARMS

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Welcome to BYC!!!
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Crazy Mom

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That does sound distressing! I've never tried this (because, thank goodness, I've never needed to), but I've read that adding tobacco leaves to the coop litter helps control mites.
 

DDNONIN2016

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Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined BYC


I recently noticed mites on my hens and so made them a dust area with clean wood ash. Havent found any mites since.

Good luck to you
 

Travchix

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Apr 24, 2013
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And hello from Ohio! Thanks got the info do u keep it right in the coop?? I've heard of people using ashes
 

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