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Mites? Fleas maybe?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jennyhaschicks, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Songster

    May 3, 2008
    I have noticed the past two nights after holding my birds out in their house I have itchy forearms and a bite here or there. The first night I thought maybe it was just the chicken claws bothering me until I really thought about it.
    This is totally what I didn't want. Bites.. Does that mean I am not keeping my coop clean enough? I would think that fleas would still come in.
    Is this a common thing?
    What should my next step be? Any advice will be appreciated.

  2. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    I would check the hens and see if they have any bugs on them.

    You could sprinkle some DE in the coop which will help keep the bugs down. I have also read about people using Sevin Dust but not sure how much.

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