1. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    My boyfriend complained the other day and thought the chickens had fleas because he got bit over there. I havent noticed that but when I moved momma and her babies yesterday I notices teeny tiny what I tought were spiders on my arms. Didnt think anything of it till I noticed the spots on my shirt were moving, where I was carrying the hen. They are tiny, like the size of a dot from an ink pen. Are these mites? I do have Sevin dust, is that what I use to treat them? I think thats what I read on here. On the hens and the bedding?
  2. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
    Taunton, MA
    yes seven dust should work. Do it quick. Mites can me Deadly to chicks ! Make sure to work it in, if there is any consumed it is toxic to the chickens. I use a paintbrush....

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