Chicken mites? dont know what to do?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by love_stuz, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. love_stuz

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    hi all, my coop and 3 hens are infested with tiny round insects, every time i pick them up, open the egg box or walk into the coop i get covered in them. how do i get rid of them, im worried for my hens?
     
  2. t8562005

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    Take vegetable oil or any kind of cooking oil and put it on the chickens roosts the lice will die. Since lice are insects they breath through their skin. When the oil gets on the lice they can't breath.

    A few years ago I got a lice problem with my chickens and tried it out and it got rid of the lice. Now I just always put it on the roosts once a month and I have yet to have a problem with them again.

    I also had some on the peeps and all I did was put a little bit of vegetable oil on their backs and breasts kept it on them for 8 hours and washed it off them and all the lice were dead.
     
  3. love_stuz

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    Thanks, will try it in the morning
     
  4. t8562005

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    You might want to put it on the nest boxes too.
     

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