mites ???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by coldinnh, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. coldinnh

    coldinnh Chillin' With My Peeps

    155
    1
    111
    May 13, 2010
    NH
    I have a similar ? since my girls have access to the outside (free range I guess) can a passing wild bird leave a few mites or lice for them to pick up?
    [​IMG]
     
  2. peaceful

    peaceful Chillin' With My Peeps

    241
    0
    119
    Jun 24, 2008
    BC Canada
    Yes, wild birds can spread mites or lice to chickens. That said, it doesn't mean they will necessarily. Our chickens seem fine over three years. One preventative thing you can do is put wood ashes (eg. from woodstove) in the yard for them to dust bathe in.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by