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How To Get Rid Of Chicken Mites.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by RDFarms, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. RDFarms

    RDFarms Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 8, 2016
    I have had trouble with two bantams,it started during the winter when i noticed clumps of tiny eggs around the bantam rooster's vent,then I pulled his feathers back more and saw little tan insects crawling around.[​IMG] then my 4-H agent told me to put wood ashes on the mites.Well,that didn't work out well.so, yesterday, I was looking around the house for something to put on the bantams, and then i came across my old spray bottle and my dog's flea and tick shampoo. so, I put warm water and some dog shampoo in the spray bottle and shook it up and sprayed it on the mites twice and now they are mite free![​IMG]
  2. JoeP

    JoeP Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 2, 2009
    Eastern Massachusetts

    Nice work!! I had a old timer tell me that he would sprinkle a little seven dust under each wing in the "armpit" area. The dust would eliminate all feather lice, mites, etc.

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