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  1. lohoff1024

    lohoff1024 Just Hatched

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    My flock of 6 has ear mites, and I have tried putting oil in their ears but it doesn't seem to help. I don't have the money to bey elector psp, what are some cost effective options for killing the suckers?[​IMG]
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Ear mites, are you sure? I don't think chickens get them, tough they can get lice that go in and out of the ear. Permethrin dust will treat lice and mites on the bird, as will Permethrin spray. Get yourself some of each, treat the birds with the dust, clean the coop, perches, nesting boxes etc, then spray them with Permethrin spray. Permethrin spray can also be used on the birds, but it's winter now, so it might not be a good idea to get them wet with spray.

    No egg withdrawal for Permethrin spray or dust.
     
  3. lohoff1024

    lohoff1024 Just Hatched

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    Thanks, when I say ear mites, I mean more head and around the ear mites
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    They are probably lice, not mites.
     
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    http://parasitipedia.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2402&Itemid=2667
    Main species of lice on domestic birds

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    Cuclotogaster heterographa
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    the head louse, is about 2.5 mm long and is found mainly on the head and the neck of birds. It prefers to stay close to the skin or at the base of the feathers. It does not suck blood, but feeds on skin and feather debris. It is more frequent on young birds and turkeys. Heavy infested birds may even die before maturity.
    Eomenacanthus stramineus (= Menacanthus stramineus), the chicken body louse is the most common species on domestic birds, and probably the most damaging one. It is rather large (2.5 to 3.5 mm long) and of a brownish color. It feeds mainly on feather debris, but is capable of sucking blood. It lives mostly on the skin of birds, seldom on the feathers, and prefers body parts with few feathers, e.g. around the vent, although in case of heavy infestations it may be found also on the head, under the wings and on the chest. The eggs are laid in clusters on the feathers or directly on the kin.
    Goniocotes gallinae, the fluff louse, is one of the smallest lice of poultry, only 0.8 to 1.5 mm long. It is found all over the birds' body, but less densely on the head and the wings, on the fluff or base of the feathers. It also feeds mainly on feather debris.
    Lipeurus caponis, the wing louse, is 2.0 to 2.5 mm long, and has a grayish color. It is found mainly in the inner part of wing, tail and head feathers. It only feeds on parts of the feathers, but so intensively, that is also called the depluming louse.
    Menopon gallinae, the shaft louse, is rather small (1.5 to 2.0 mm long). It feeds mainly on skin and feather debris, but may also suck blood from the wounds it produces. It prefers the chest, the shoulders and the back of birds. Eggs are whitish and are laid often in clusters at the base of the feathers.
    Columbicola columbae, the slender pigeon louse, is 2.0 to 2.8 mm long. It can be found all over the body, especially at the inner side of the wing feathers. It feeds on feather debris. Eggs are laid preferentially are the small feathers under the wings.
     
  6. lohoff1024

    lohoff1024 Just Hatched

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    I have seen them, they look like northern fowl mites
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Get some Permethrin spray and dust.
     

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