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Help! First time dealing with MITES????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cochinfan05, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. cochinfan05

    cochinfan05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I finally gave in to my first broody of the year last Saturday. She's been a very determined little Mama so I set up a kennel for her and gave her a few eggs. Everyday I take her off the nest because she's showing no interest in food, water or dust bathing. Last night I went out to candle her eggs and found the whole nest CRAWLING in tiny bugs!!!!! I plan on bathing her today with a little dawn dish soap and doing a thorough coop cleaning. I'm heading to the feed store this morning for some DE........ but what else should I be doing? I've owned chickens for 4 years now and have never had this problem before, so I'm kind of freaking out!
    On a side note, I have a bunny hutch in the coop also. Is the rabbit at risk from these critters as well?
    Please!!!! Any advice is greatly appreciated!
     

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