Mite/Lice Eggs?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickengirl1304, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. Chickengirl1304

    Chickengirl1304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so I wormed and treated for lice/mites. I dont see any bugs anymore, but on my big Orpington girls vent area there are still eggs in the feathers. Should I pluck them out?
     
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  2. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depending on how weak she is it would be easier to give her a bath with dawn dish soap and get them off of her then. The dawn helps release them. DO NOT give her a bath if she has trouble walking or holding her head up as she won't have enough energy to heat herself back up even with help. Remember that no matter what you do it is likely that you will miss an egg so you have to retreat in 7-10 days. (7 for mites, 10 for lice)
     
  3. Chickengirl1304

    Chickengirl1304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you :)
     
  4. HenHacienda

    HenHacienda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You also may want to check between their waddles, under their chins :) and spray the coops, especially if your coop/perches are wood. If they are mites, they tend to come out at night. If you have Ameraucanas they are really prone to getting them in their beard/muffs.
     

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