How to check for mites, etc.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by happymom99, May 9, 2011.

  1. happymom99

    happymom99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to be given an Ameraucana chicken in a couple of weeks and I know I am supposed to keep her separate for a couple of weeks and watch to make sure she is healthy. One thing I know I am supposed to check for is mites. How do you check for that? Also, are mites the same as lice? Are there any other pests that I should be keeping an eye out for that could be on her?

    Thank you,
    CJ
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Here's info on mites & lice.

    http://ohioline.osu.edu/vme-fact/0018.html

    You would check them by looking at the skin, under the feathers, especially around the vent, under the wings, and between the legs.

    It is usually recommended to quarantine for a month.

    Imp- Good luck
     
  3. ChickenBrik

    ChickenBrik Out Of The Brooder

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    Check out this link to know what Scaly Leg mites look like (great picture and less severe than what you would see in a general web search).

    I bought in two hens and am struggling to rid them of leg mites. I would have not bought them if I knew how tough it is to remove these type of mites.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=33903
     

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