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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by crooked stripe, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2008
    N.E Ohio- Suffield
    I came in the house after putting the chickens up and saw a small white bug of some kind on the table. Is this a mite or some kind of bug that infects chickens? My chickens apear to be healthy and not bothered by any insect. What are your thoughts? John
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Go out after dark with a flash light. Turn up the chickens rear end and use the flashlight to look all around the vent area. If you see little whitish bugs crawling on the skin those are chicken lice. You can dust them with sevin dust. Clean out the coop, dust it, put in fresh bedding and mix more of the sevin in. In 7 - 10 days treat the chickens again.

    See this thread about how to dust them -

  3. msrma7670

    msrma7670 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Their are many diffrent types of mites, most lay under the skin to drink your blood,
    normaly a rash will develop, the only treatment is a nasty paste solution
    a doctor can prescribe to sufficate them and posions them.
    Color range from red brwon white. It might have been a flea or lice.


    P.s. I have applied this nasty paste to people I know I work in a hospital!
  4. Dilly

    Dilly Cooped Up

    Apr 15, 2008
    Will DE help with mites?
  5. msrma7670

    msrma7670 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I would not use sevens dust IT IS A POSION.
    I WOULD NOT PUT IT ON MY MOTHER-IN-LAWS EQUIPMENT(private area) and certainly not a chicken.
    yes it would kill the bug may be harmful to animals read the label!
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Sevin workd perfectly fine and is widely used for chicken lice and mites.

    Chicken lice and the bugs humans can carry are not the same things.

    Why in the world would your mother-in-law have chicken lice on her private parts??!!??

    Dilly - DE will work it just takes a lot longer to get the same effects. you can mix FOOD GRADE DE with the sevin dust, too.
  7. RayP

    RayP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2008
    Gainesville Florida
    I barely contained myself from writing a very bad joke:D
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2008
  8. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    Washington State
    Sevin or Poultry dust is the best thing to use to wipe out an infestation of chicken lice and/or mites. DE after you get it under control is ok for maintenance.

    As for the mother in law, if she has human mites or lice she needs to see her doctor. I wouldn't apply anything to my MIL's parts, either. [​IMG]

    Chicken mites and human mites are not interchangeable.
  9. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Time for me to drink a bottle of wine.
  10. msrma7670

    msrma7670 Chillin' With My Peeps

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