- Jun 22, 2012
I have a concern now.... I noticed that my broody have mites or lice.... I was soooo scared that I found these creepy little monsters hanging to that feather that fell off her.... I hate them to death... we didn't have parasites problems a long time ago.... I'm afraid of a bad infastation that will probably be lethal to the chicks and harm the whole flock.... and especially if the get a hold on us and it will infest our house.... it's probably from the wild birds... anyways.... our coop is not like standard backyard coops... its buil up of stone and wood with wire and a metal roofing.... and we have some roosts made of wood packed on each other with other material in the coop..I'm afraid that if I would get these out these crawling monsters would get on me.... I know I should treat the chickens from them especially before the peeps hatch.... but I don't know how to end the life cycle of the mites.... the are clearly visible to the naked eye... they are greyish with black spots or something.... so what type are they..... I really hate approaching to my chickens now... especially the coop..... lots of cracks and narrow places for them to hide in.... actually I don't know if they are the type that hide in cracks during the day and come to the host at night... what is a final solution for them... I want to pump medicine in that coop quickly with a insecticide pumper.... what do you guys think.... what med that is strong will I use... I don't care if it was chemical and will harm the environment a bit.... because that's a bad time thinking about the environment... I want to solve it as quickly as possible.... I'm having bad dreams about them and every time I feel itchy I creap out..... I can't spend the night without thinking about themm..... helpp...