eeeeek bugs on my baby's :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Wendy'sChicksRock, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Wendy'sChicksRock

    Wendy'sChicksRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so i was looking the girls over and BUGS.. little redish ones so Im guessing mites!! Gag [​IMG] [​IMG] anyways ( scratch ) i dusted EVERYONE and EVERYTHING with seven dust ( itch ) and was wondering if I need to toss out my eggs? if so for how long and starting when? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]:barnie [​IMG] Im think the new all day run ( the wild birda LOVE to eat the scratch ) is why I have this issue now [​IMG]
     
  2. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe it is alright to eat the eggs.
     
  3. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No need to toss the eggs. Make sure you retreat in 10 days. Don't forget to dust the coop/nest boxes too.
    sharon
     
  4. Wendy'sChicksRock

    Wendy'sChicksRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    really, no need to toss? Thats great news.. I cant seem to shake the feeling of buggs on me... they cant live on ME can they??
     
  5. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone on here made the best statement concerning mites....if they do get on you all they are doing is trying to find the chicken at the end of your arm....in other words...no, they just live on chickens but they will crawl on you to try to find one. No you don't have to toss the eggs.
     
  6. staceyffalls

    staceyffalls Out Of The Brooder

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    We just went through a terrible mite infection. We ate the eggs the whole time, but getting rid of the mites was the hugest pain. I tried everything from spraying with bleach to spraying with neem to sprinkling diatomaceous earth. We eventually got extreme and washed our coop in kerosene (yuck!) and used a chemical pesticide (permathrin). The thing that really got rid of them, though, was when my husband got a blow torch and, carefully, warmed the entire coop area to burn any remaining eggs. Good luck.
     

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