Damn Those Mosquitoes!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by scarletbaby, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. scarletbaby

    scarletbaby Out Of The Brooder

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    My rooster has been having scabs on his comb for some time now. Ive checked him for mites during the day but decided to check at night for those pesky critters. I go outside with a flash light in hand to check on them and lock them up when i come across a huge swarm of mosquitoes in the coop!! I got totally freaked out so i decide to kill as many as i could and the first one i squished left a bright red line of blood. I've been closing them up pretty late (around 12 in the morning) and ive never taken a flashlight until now, no wonder i never noticed them. Could these little pest be the cause of the scabs on my little roo? Are there any health risks that could be a problem? Should i be out there right now smushing every last one of them?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Mosquitoes do carry disease, and yes it's possible they are causing the scabs but I doubt it unless they are swarming his comb.

    Where do you live? I had a mosquito bite my leg this afternoon when I was out watching chicken TV. Hopefully it will get cold enough soon that we won't have to worry about them anymore.
     
  3. scarletbaby

    scarletbaby Out Of The Brooder

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    i live in So Cal. Yeah i didn't notice them until today. It's been pretty hot these past few days so i should have expected as much. I havent been able to stop swatting my arms and legs since going out there. Feels like they are all over me *shudders*.
     
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    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    The blessings of living in a warm climate...
     

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