Mites? Lice? or What? Help!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Diamante, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Diamante

    Diamante Songster

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    Our chickens have some sort of mite or something on them. We tend to get one on us everytime we hold them for a few minutes. They are small grey, ive also seen a couple tan ones, long, skinny and flat. You cant hardly tell where the head is on the body. If you have any idea what they are how do i treat for them? The fastest cheapest way of treating is prefered. Thanks
     

  2. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Could they be fleas? Either way, you need to treat them with louse/sevin dust.

    It's really easy to do. Make sure you do it OUTSIDE and away from their food and water. I find if you have an available dust bath for your chickens, it reduces the likelihood of parasites.
     
  3. Alabama ee

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    I would treat with Sevin dust. I do it once in a while as a prevention. I sprinkle it on each bird and make sure I rub it in to the base of the feather. When I clean ou the coop,
    I sprinkle a little around. I put a little in the nest boxes before I put in the hay on top.
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  5. dawg53

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  6. Diamante

    Diamante Songster

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    By looking at the one site, its some sort of lice. Thanks for you help. Oh and yeah deff not a flea, lol.
     

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