Is this lice or mites?

JenaRN

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I thought my hen was going through a molt (I'm a newer chicken keeper) but now I am suspicious it's a bug. I think I found a llice (louse?) on one of my silkies but I can't find live bugs on any of my chickens and she is the only one that is losing feathers/bald spots. Does this look like mites or lice?









 

JesBarthel

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If it were lice, you'd be more likely to actually see the bugs. Either way, Sevin garden dust will kill both mites and lice. DE or wood ash are other more natural treatments. Just make sure you get the coop too!
 

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JenaRN

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If it were lice, you'd be more likely to actually see the bugs. Either way, Sevin garden dust will kill both mites and lice. DE or wood ash are other more natural treatments. Just make sure you get the coop too!

That's what I was thinking! I have DE and I also have Sevin powder...I was going to use both since I have two coops.
 

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