Mite Identification & Treatment

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by missgolightly23, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. missgolightly23

    missgolightly23 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 11, 2015
    Highlands Ranch, CO

    Northern fowl mites???? Not sure what exactly I'm dealing broody hen had crusty scabs and bleeding on her face, and then I saw clear grayish bugs running around her feathers near her head and face...maybe about 20 or so. Cleaned out and sprayed entire coop with bleach/soap/water solution and poultry protector, put DE and permethrin down on coop floor under fresh pine bedding. Dusted all my birds the best I could with garden and poultry dust (permethrin), and used drops of ivermectin pour on at the neck area, and above the vent area. The next day I found the bugs in the picture, alive, floating in the water near the broody hen. Since then I have seen a few more light colored bugs in water dishes in the coop, a few on the food bag in storage in the coop, and a few when I cleaned out the nest boxes...even found a few on me! YUCK!!!! Hoping they have gone away, but not sure if I need to re-dose with ivermectin or not...
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

    Try using Adams flea & tick. That's always worked for me.
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2016

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