Mite detection

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Greencastle, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. Greencastle

    Greencastle Out Of The Brooder

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    How do you know if chickens have mites? How do you treat it? Thanks folks!
     
  2. Chicken Bff

    Chicken Bff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    watch this it should answer your question
     
  3. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I'm following along. I know the scaly leg mites cause the leg scales to look raised and if it's bad they will develop scabs. A lot of chickens even slow or quit laying eggs. But I don't have any personal experience with mites on chickens yet.
     
  4. Greencastle

    Greencastle Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, the video was good, going to buy a bag of it today. I need to make some sort of net to catch them with. I am 60 and have fibromyalgia so I am not as good at catching them as I once was. Lol.
     
  5. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    If you are talking about catching you chickens, It is really easy once they have gone to roost in the evening.

    Good luck!
     
  6. Lookin4GoodLife

    Lookin4GoodLife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took a plastic Maxwell House coffee can, the one with the built in handle on the side, and drilled a bunch of holes in one side area of the lid. That's what I put my DE in and use it like a big salt shaker. It works well for dusting the coop and run because it helps get a light, even layer in there without a bunch of piling up.
     

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