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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lov2huntnv, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. lov2huntnv

    lov2huntnv Hatching

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    I stumbled apon this site looking for answers. .it is so good decided to join. I was looking for information on tiny black bugs on my chicken eggs..they look like a small tiny piece of dirt but they move. .found 2 on me yesterday From gathering eggs.I seen a post that someone said their wood mites?and they probably were in my wood shaving bag. .any ideas?
     

  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. They probably are some type of wood mites and not infecting your chickens. However, to be on the safe side it would be best to closely inspect your hens especially around the vent area where it's warm and moist. Poultry mites can take a chicken down quickly by sucking blood and causing anemia, then death. Poultry mites look like pepper and are black or red in color. They move slowly on skin or not at all.
    Sevin dust will take care of mites.
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    lov2huntnv Hatching

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    Thank you dawg53, makes me so angry cause I had already cleaned out the coop an used a shop vac.to really get all the shaving. Then sprayed chickens. .put new shaving in and again their in there urgggggggggg. .I have baby chicks that I noticed have been scratchy. .used the same shaving. .I will go get some seven and redo coop etc. can I put the seven dust on the babies? Thank you so much. hope this works. .
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sorry about those mites!! Awful little buggers. Definitely follow the advice of Dawg and Yorkshire Coop has left you a great link to follow for more help as well.

    Good luck and I hope you can clear those nasty bugs outta there!!

    Welcome to our flock!
     
  6. lov2huntnv

    lov2huntnv Hatching

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    Thank you everyone for responding so quickly. .you are all awesome. .love this site. .thank you again!
     
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  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    I hope you can vanquish the mites! Infestations can be quite annoying.
     
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  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    The other members have given you good advice. Good luck with the mite issue!
     

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