*I'm* getting bites: mites? lice?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KansasKate, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. KansasKate

    KansasKate Out Of The Brooder

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    So, I picked up one of my Barred Rocks last night. This morning I had bites all over my front.

    My EE has loose feathers on her back now and again. She is also the hardest to catch.

    Lice? Mites?
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    IMO lice is out, but I'm not sure whether feather mites would bite humans or not?? I would definitely get your BR and inspect her closely - around her neck, under her wings, and around her vent area - part the feathers and looks closely at her skin and the bottom of the feather shafts....
     
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

  4. KansasKate

    KansasKate Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you--that's helpful! Any other people have experience with poultry pests biting you? I'm concerned because the lady I got the chickens from has lost an Easter Egger and I'm suspecting whatever got hers is in mine.
     
  5. KansasKate

    KansasKate Out Of The Brooder

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    ....based on the descriptions in the link, I'm guessing Northern fowl mites.
     

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