Creepy crawly's on chickens....

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Hoosiermomma, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Songster

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    Hi. While my son was holding one of our chickens today there were a few little teeny tiny transluscent tannish colored inch worm type things crawling on him. Sorry for the vague description.[​IMG] Anyone know what they might be and how to get rid of them? Our chickens free range during the day, take a lot of dirt baths and then go in at night. We live in S.E Indiana if that helps any. [​IMG]
    PS I could probaby try to take a picture but they are so tiny they may not show up.
     
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  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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  3. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Songster

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    No they aren't an inch long. Right now the ones I saw were maybe about 1 cm or less. Would giving them a dust bath be safe for baby chicks (8 weeks on up) too? What about ivermectin in the water?[​IMG]
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:LOL! You wrote inch type worms, I read inch long worms. I'm cleaning glasses as I type.
    I just checked my permethrin poultry dust and liquid. Neither say anything about using in chicks either way. I googled and got a lot of conflicting info, but nothing specific about chicks. I just don't know for sure. Maybe you could do a search for ivermectin and get a better answer. And hopefully someone on here will respond, who has more experience.

    Imp
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=96773&p=2
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=154380&p=4
     
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  5. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Songster

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    Well I just dusted their bedding with some 7 dust and DE. Tomorrow morning first thing I will dust the chickens, minus the chicks. I will call our local tsc and see what they suggest. Hopefully before then someone who may have had a similar situation will respond to the post. [​IMG]
     
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Sounds like a good plan. [​IMG]

    Good luck,
    Imp
     
  7. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Songster

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    :)Thanks! I appreciate it!!!
     

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