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Mites question...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CCourson05, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    Do mites look like chiggers?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't know what chiggers look like! But probably -- they are very tiny. For some lice/mites you'll only see them at night or you'll only see tiny egg clusters at the base of the feather shaft. Chances are if you see something l]that looks like chiggers, they have mites or lice, they're pretty common and carried by wild birds that can drop them flying over. Time to get out the Sevin, or your treatment of choice.

    I have a link with good pics but can't get it to load right now. I'll give it to you anyway; I've had this link do this before, then load then next time I tried it just fine.

    http://ohioline.osu.edu/vme-fact/0018.html
     
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I have never seen a chigger but from what I just read it is a type of mite....but red. Mites are small black dots
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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  5. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    Quote:Does that mean chiggers are the mites that can kill chickens?
     
  6. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    yep... lice kill.... mites kill, chiggers kill... Get pour on IVOMEC!!!!
     

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