1. moorechicks

    moorechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I just noticed that some of my babies how are a few months old have mites. They are tiny red bugs around the neck and head close to the skin. On the feathers next to the skin is a bunch of white looking tiny bubbles,I am guessing that that is eggs? How do we get rid of them and how can we prevent them from coming back? Thanks!!
     
  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Sevin Dust. Make sure you do under the wings and around the vent area really well. [​IMG]
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  4. moorechicks

    moorechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you both!!!! We will be treating and cleaning this pm then!!![​IMG]
     
  5. Brahma Mamma

    Brahma Mamma Out Of The Brooder

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    We add wood ash to our coop about once a month. About a half trash can to a full can. Our birds are mite free!
     
  6. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    Those are lice. Mites are rarely ever found on the bird.... Ivermectin pour on...between the wings... 5 drops for an average size hen... every 6 months.
     

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