Lice or mites?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by peepshow2310, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. peepshow2310

    peepshow2310 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this lice or mites? I am freaking out!
    I have ordered DE, Sevin dust and Sevin spray and permethrin. I plan to clean out all bedding and straw in all areas, spray with permethrin, spray the birds with Sevin spray, allow to dry and dust them with Sevin dust and DE. I will replace the bedding after I see bugs are gone and coat new bedding with Sevin dust and DE.
    I also ordered Frontline to put near vent.
    Any other suggestions?
    Sorry; I have a video but how do you post a video?
     
  2. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try posting a photo.
     
  3. chickcrack

    chickcrack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post it to YouTube and copy the link in your thread. You sound like you are ready for WW3 on bugs lol
     
  4. peepshow2310

    peepshow2310 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the video.
    Yes, WW3 for sure!
     
  5. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like feather mites to me. do you see any visible mites or lice? make sure to check the vent area....if you see any bugs, give her a bath with pet shampoo.
     
  6. chickcrack

    chickcrack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just watched on my phone so tiny little screen but I think it's lice. Sevin powder will look after mites and lice. You need to reapply after a week. Make sure you do all chickens and the coop. It works immediately. Good luck!
     
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  7. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try the bath as well. it works.
     
  8. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    (but don't scrub, gently swoosh around the water.)
     
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  9. peepshow2310

    peepshow2310 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was the vent and yes! Tons of little bugs but was probably hard to see in the video. Pretty sure it's lice based on what other chicken people have said.
     
  10. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    then do the powder and the bath.
     

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