chicken mites!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by georgih, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. georgih

    georgih Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2009
    My chickens are infested! I didn't realize the problem until they jumped to me! I am covered with bites. I went to the doctors several times, and used Kwell to no avail. I know how to treat the chickens and have started that today, but what do I do about them living on me??? Help!
    Thank you for any advice you can offer!
  2. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    Sorry I can't help much, but maybe after they are gone from the chickens you won't have a problem. If you still do I would get more medicine and treat yourself at the same time.
  3. realmofthewoodsranch

    realmofthewoodsranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2009
    Palintowne, Alaska
    Diatomaecous earth? It's non toxic, and as long as you don't breath it or get it in your eyes, you could dust yourself with it, just like you would do for the chickens~
    Good luck!![​IMG]
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Just worry about getting the chickens and coop de-infested, then you'll have no further problem -- they can't live on humans, just birds.

    Good luck,

  5. gardeningsis

    gardeningsis Out Of The Brooder

    May 8, 2008
    Hi, not sure if this is the right place to ask my question. One of my banties has scaley leg mite. I have always treated it with 1 part kerosene and 2 parts linseed oil, but read an article that recomended dusting the house with seven. Is it safe to eat the eggs that are laid on the dust. Thanks. Countrylane
  6. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
    yes you can eat eggs after the chickens dust in the sevin5% for mites and lice
    but clean the chicken coop to get rid of the mites and lice

    (1 take gallon can and use 1/4 qt of keroseen and 1/2 qt of mineral oil
    (2 paint all roost poles and all cracks in wood of building and knot holes as these mites or lice are living behind the boards and comming out at night to suck blood
    (3 PM me and will send you a long list of kinds of mites and effects of sevin on eating eggs which is none

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