Crest mites...or not?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Golden Egg, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Golden Egg

    Golden Egg Out Of The Brooder

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    Our Polish rooster, Pufflehead, frequently scratches his face.

    Instant diagnosis: crest mites, right? But I can't see anything. No mites, no eggs, no droppings. His skin looks great, all over him, except for on his face where he scratches it. There it looks like he has eczema.

    None of our other chickens have crests, and as far as I know, none of them have mites either.

    If it is crest mites, what's the best way to treat and the best way to prevent them? I prefer natural treatments.

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  2. Rachy

    Rachy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my hens has face mites. You could only see them under a microscope. She was prescribed a drop-on mite killer to the back of her neck, to be repeated twice more. Hope this helps xxx
     
  3. Golden Egg

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    Thanks! I did some reading and it looks like that is what he has!
     

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