how do you check a chickens ears esp for mites?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ladyearth, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. ladyearth

    ladyearth Songster

    Nov 23, 2013
    I dont see any video on checking a chickens ears... on you tube,,,,
    Rooo shakes his head quite a bit lately esp that its cold outside....I seen him scratch some his ear area... same as for the several hens.. Just scratching occ with them...
  2. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Songster

    Aug 11, 2014
    Magnolia, Texas
    If you shine a bright light right on the area, it can help...

    Also, hold by their feet and part the feathers around their vent. If you shine the light there and see little clear or red bugs scatter, there's a good chance your chicken has external parasites.

    Treatment: Sevin dust (available at Lowes/Home Depot) on each chicken on the vent and under the wings. Dust the coop after you clean the bedding. Repeat in seven days. Repeat AGAIN in seven days after that. Three treatments, every seven days.


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