1. stroud2009

    stroud2009 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think my polish rooster has lice or something going on. He was being bullied by a rooster in the flock ( who is being culled this weekend with other roosters in the flock ) so I went and rescued him and help him for a picture . After I set him down there were these tiny grey bugs on me . What the hell? What do I do ?
     
  2. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Chicken Obsessed

    put some mite power and dust him every day but mostly 2weeks apart!
     
  3. stroud2009

    stroud2009 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there anything I need to do with the others in the flock of their coop ? Although he sleeps in a tree mostly
     
  4. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Chicken Obsessed

    Have a check and pick them up and try to calm them and part the feathers, little specs running about means that they have lice,.....so just do same as the roo, dust them everyday or every two weeks!
     
  5. mmmeyer

    mmmeyer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poultry dust
     
  6. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Chicken Obsessed

    Yep,,,,, poultry dust
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  7. jennymariegarci

    jennymariegarci New Egg

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    I wouldn't waste my time with the powder. I just struggled to get rid of mites on my chickens for a month. I watched the mites actually crawl around in the poison and stay alive. The only thing that worked for me is to bath my chickens. I bathed them in the sink and they were a little freaked out at first but they were fine. I made sure their bottoms were under the water long enough to drown the mites. They really enjoy being dried with a hair dryer. It's not good to leave them sopping wet so spend 20-30 minutes drying him after the bath and that should get rid of the problem. I also sprayed water in the run to attempt to drown any mites in there. The powder poison didn't work at all.
     
  8. mmmeyer

    mmmeyer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dust both the chickens and make sure coop is clean and also dusted. all the nooks and crannies contain all those little buggers. Also dust roosts.
     
  9. Fosters

    Fosters New Egg

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    What does it mean "every day or every two weeks"? Every day until the pests are no longer visible? Every two weeks no matter what? During the summer and winter? We are newbies here... Thanks
     
  10. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Chicken Obsessed

    Look on the internet and see the cycle of mites and it will help you understand the timing of the mites breeding![​IMG]
     

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