mite covered broody w/eggs!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 4roosandahen, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. 4roosandahen

    4roosandahen Out Of The Brooder

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    What do we do?? Our BO broody that has been sitting on my eggs is infested with mites or at least the eggs were covered with little black crawling bugs. I thought at first they were just dirt but when I tried to brush them off they started crawling all over the place, me included! :eek: Anyway, how do we treat the broody and eggs without hurting the little chick inside( since the egg shell breaths I am concered about what we can treat mom and egg with or for that matter what to even do.......... I have never encountered this before. HELP ME PLEASE.......
    Stephenie - itching all over in Oklahoma
     
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I use Ivomec to treat mine but you could buy some poultry dust or if you have DE. I also spray orange guard in my coops and it is all natural too.
     
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  3. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You've got Northern Fowl mites..dusting the hen and nest with poultry dust wont hurt the eggs
     
  4. 4roosandahen

    4roosandahen Out Of The Brooder

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    Norther Mites....Yuck! Mites by any name are just grose :eek: But, basically I can just treat everything with say Sevin Dust and it shouldn't hurt the eggs?
     

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