Help! Mites? Lice? Fleas?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by gnatalieo, May 4, 2009.

  1. gnatalieo

    gnatalieo New Egg

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    We have one rooster in a coop (all by himself for the time being) and we have just discovered that we thought was his fleshy head (he's a funny looking silkie) is a major infestation of mites or the like. They are only on the fleshy parts (not on feathers or underneath wings, etc.) and they just seem to "suck". Our vet told us to use Adams Flea and Tick control. This only killed a handful of them on contact. Any better ideas how to treat this. Or can someone here identify what parasite this is so we can best treat this and keep the rest of our flock healthy and parasite free?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Jeff9118

    Jeff9118 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go to your local petstore and get a bottle of mite and lice spray for birds. It's commomly used for parrots. Follow the directions to a T spraying under the wings ect. It works great and only cost $8 to $10 for a bottle. Repeat in 2 days and use once a month as a prevenative.
     
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  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Sevin.
     
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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  5. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    put 4 drops of ivermetin on the back of his neck.
     
  6. gnatalieo

    gnatalieo New Egg

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    I just used Adams on Saturday. Can I retreat with Adams again? Or is it safe to go ahead and treat with something else?

    Thanks!
     

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