mites on my chicken information please

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by adriennehearts, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. adriennehearts

    adriennehearts Songster

    Jan 31, 2009
    my chicken has orange bugs on her and im guessing its mites

    will my chicken die

    will it wont lay eggs cuz of mites

    can u tell me how to get rid of them my store doesint sell chicken mite spray!!

    and i dont have a credit card or money on internet help!!

    me chicken is pecking at herse;f all the time its sad
  2. BaronRenfrew

    BaronRenfrew Songster

    Yep its mites: the chicken will likely stop laying and begin pulling out her feathers in irritation. Not urgent, she'll be uncomfortable but can live a few weeks like this. It's a spray and a powder that you put near vent and under wings, she will spread it around while grooming. Better yet put into dust where they take a dust bath.

    powder you should be able to get at a hardware or feed store.

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