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Mite help!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chick1043, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    I just got a rescue hen from a friend at my dads work. She's been beaten up by other hens. I gave her a bath the next day and noticed mites on her!! I put some (not a lot) mite powder (forgot what its called) on her and in her pen. Luckily she hasn't been anywhere near the other girls! How do I get rid of these and fast!! I'm not experienced with mites!! Help!! Thanks!
     
  2. ForgottenGlen

    ForgottenGlen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May 8, 2011
    Raeford, NC
    Getting rid of mites takes time, and sevin dust. Dust her and her pen well, and then dust again in 7 days. Make sure to dust well around the vent area, and I hold them upside down and dust under their wings well. You can keep dust out of their eyes and face by using a small felt bag (commonly found in purple) to cover their head. This should get rid of current mites and then hatched out mites in 7 days. To keep from spreading, I would keep her isolated for 3 weeks minimum just in case. Dusting one chicken is not so bad, dusting 25 is a dang chore! [​IMG] Good luck.
     
  3. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    Well I have to keep her separated anyways! Luckily. Here's the link to some picks and her story..
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/640661/another-one/10#post_8632210

    The lady I got her from already introduced her and another hen she got with that one to her flock..She's had one for 3 - 4 days now. So if the hen I got her from has it then I'm sure the one she kept has it and I'm sure her flock now has it too! Just so you know, yes I did tell her! :)
     
  4. ForgottenGlen

    ForgottenGlen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm glad you told her, my whole flock got mites and I never want to have to go through that again! Me and the DH with gloves, goggles, and breathing masks for about an hour! [​IMG]
     
  5. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    I would hate that!! I washed her really good, especially good around her vent. She didn't like it too much and I didn't want to grab her too hard because I think she's sore from being bullied. I cleaned out her pen and put the mite powder in there and now she's in there. I think she only has a little bit but I'm not going to risk putting her near the girls!!
     

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