How can you tell if your peeper has mites?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mystery Peepers, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Mystery Peepers

    Mystery Peepers Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 16, 2009
    First, thanks soooo much for the advice about histoplasmosis!![​IMG]

    Could anyone tell me how to tell if your peeper(chick) has mites?
    I heard that you can dust them with mite powder. But, my chickies are scratching at themselves and shaking themselves and ruffling their feathers alot. They're about two weeks old now. I read another post that said new feathers are itchy, but do they get new feathers this early? [​IMG]
    -Mystery Peepers
  2. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    i flip mine on its back and open the wings up and if i see things crawling around then thats proubly mites..
    I had some cute little chicks i got once little frizzle mix who where infested with mites...I learned the hard way how to find those little varmits...
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    It is more than likely the new feathers that are coming in that is making them itch.

    If you can't see little bugs crawling around under their wing feathers or near their vent area, then it's the feathers coming in. [​IMG]

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