I'm pretty sure my roo has mites...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MikasGirl, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. MikasGirl

    MikasGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so my rooster is being quarantined since we got him a few days ago (that way I KNOW this didn't come from the rest of my flock). His skin was fine, but his pen that he's living in is outside and that is where I suspect these buggers came from. I've never dealt with mites before, and hoped that I never would have too. I was holding him tonight and just out of pure curiosity started flipping through his feathers and checking his skin. Good thing I did, because I saw a few tiny, tiny creepy crawlies on him. They were a reddish brown, so I'm guessing red mites? I have a dusting for mites (Permethrin, just in case this problem ever happened) that I sprinkled sparsely in his overnight cage and a little in his feathers. From what I'd read, that was the right thing to do. So, I'm asking for any help and/or suggestions about how to get rid of these nasty insects. Thank you for any help at all.
     
  2. MikasGirl

    MikasGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    You are doing the right thing by dusting him and it wouldn't hurt to dust the rest of your flock also. Also, once is NOT enough. Dust again in 10-14 days and , for good measure, a third time in another 10-14 days.
     
  4. MikasGirl

    MikasGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. Should I dust his outside pen too?
     
  5. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep... dust away.
     
  6. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I totally agree with mmaddie's moms advice. [​IMG]
     

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