Mites!!! Frost bite too!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ih66series, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. ih66series

    ih66series Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you get rid of mites? If it matters the chicken were I found them is about 2 months old.

    Also, the tips of its toes are black, so is there anything I can do for that? It limps really bad.
     
  2. amillecay

    amillecay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about the mights never did have them and pretty happy about that

    I use A+D ointment for frostbite I have never had it on the toes but it was on their combs and it saved one of their lives (it lost to much blood and wasn't doing wel) it heald reight up with the help of it :)
     
  3. ih66series

    ih66series Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you think I could save its toes even if they are already black?
     
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    Appalachian Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Forgive me but whats A+D ointment? And where may I find it?
     
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    A&D can be found at any drugstore. It is marketed for humans and is just vitamins A and D in an ointment. It is good stuff.


    Unlikely. They will wither up and slough off. Don't worry too much, though. The bird will be fine after that happens. Roosting may become more of a challenge, but the bird should be fine despite that.


    ETA- Mites are easy to deal with, but it takes dedication and a lot of extra work to resolve them. Dust all the birds with Sevin. Clean out the entire coop, removing all bedding and discarding it far away from your coop. Spray the coop out with an insecticide. I like Adam's Flea and Tick spray. Put some Sevin in with the new bedding, but only put a light layer of bedding down because you are going to need to do everything again in 10 days. In 10 days treat the birds and the coop again. If you have a really bad infestation you may need to do the whole procedure again in 10 more days.

    Good luck.
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2012
  6. ih66series

    ih66series Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought some pesticide dust for poultry at tractor supply today. I hope it works! Thanks
     

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