mites

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chittyn, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. chittyn

    chittyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am worried about mites on my chicks what are the symptoms thanks
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Allbreeds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just bought some birds at the auction. Thank god I had them separated. We did our NPIP Sunday and the new birds had mites. Hope you solve your problem. We used seven dust .
     
  4. chittyn

    chittyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks
     
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    Tilly's Nest Out Of The Brooder

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  6. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Mites are small, but you can see them. They are dark specks.

    Just be aware that chicks preen and peck at their feathers a lot. They also scratch at their feathers a lot. This is perfectly normal. They also have a lot of what looks like dandruff in their feathers.

    While they're growing in size, they're also constantly growing new feathers. That's a very itchy process. As the blood/pin feathers grow longer, the blood supply starts to recede at the tip. The chick preens the end, takes off the outer sheath and helps the feather unfurl.
     

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