Mites or lice? Where to get medical supplies?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by princessmalon, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. princessmalon

    princessmalon Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I think my chickens have live/mites. They have little bugs that look like specs of dirt by the roots of the feathers.

    I'm really worried and don't know what to do. I also don't know where I should go and get supplies (like a dust I read about)

    help?
     
  2. leirob007

    leirob007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get a " kennel dip " ( Happy Jack Kennel Dip II ) for dogs and cats. Mix it up in a garden sprayer and soak them top bottom and everywhere ( it is really easy if you grab a flashlight and hit them with it while they are on the roost. )
    but anything for mites will work. I get mine from the feed and seed store.
     
  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    If you have wood ashes around you can also dust them well with that. You might have to do it twice but wood ashes work well. I try to keep ashes out there for mine to dust bathe in and as long as I do, they don't have mites.
     

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