Mites....

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by BamaBowdens, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. BamaBowdens

    BamaBowdens Out Of The Brooder

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    All,
    I just brought home a hen and a few chicks. I have been seeing some jumpy-crawlies with the litter and wondering what could be done about this. I've cleaned the litter and was just wondering if keeping this changed daily keeps them from becoming an infestation or do chicks need a dust bath also. I've been noticing some itching and just put two and two together; didn't itch until a few days after bringing them home.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. mustangrooster

    mustangrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mites...They are annoying. Especially when they're on your babys!

    Whenever mites appear on my Roos (The mites never seem to like the hens [​IMG]) I take them straight to a bathtub of Apple Cider Vinegar and they are usually gone within 24 hours. It definitely wont leave your Hen and babys smelling nice but it works.

    -Mustang
     
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  3. BamaBowdens

    BamaBowdens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, Mustang! I wonder if misting the local environment with ACV will help with those not currently on the babies?
     
  4. mustangrooster

    mustangrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think it should work fine [​IMG] Best of luck!
     
  5. BamaBowdens

    BamaBowdens Out Of The Brooder

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    As an update: ACV worked great! Didn't seem to have any more trouble with them.

    Thanks again, for the advise!
     

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