Mites

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mstkseavey, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. mstkseavey

    mstkseavey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my light brahma has mites! I cleaned up the coop and sprayed it down with bleach and ten dusted the coop with poultry ad garden dust. I sprayed the flock down with Poultry Protector from Manna Pro. Made sure the run was covered in DE and the hens had a dust bath area of DE. Fed the infected hen and made sure she had a double dose of the spray. She scared me to high heaven last night when I went to check on the flock and she fell of the roost and was belly up! Think she was over heated I cooled her in front of a fan and hydrated and fed her well last night. This morning har we a thorough once over and found the bugs! Ewwww! I am a new chicken momma--so I am looking for advice to make sure I covered all my bases! Any other suggestions? HELP!
     
  2. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like you already did they but make sure you have thrown away any bedding and gotten in all the corners and cracks and what not. Repeat every 7-10 days to get all of the eggs that hatch. I would repeat twice to be safe and then just do regular inspections to make sure you got everything.
     
  3. mstkseavey

    mstkseavey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We did throw the bedding/straw and shavings away. And made sure that everything was dusted and sprayed! I will do it again in a few days. Maybe this coming Saturday or Sunday to make sure. I might even spray the girls again by mid-week. Just depends if the infected ones behaviors haven't changed.
     
  4. mstkseavey

    mstkseavey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After researching my latest mess--parasite--I have discovered it is lice. Can lice lead to "fever"? My hen is hot to the touch but not posturing her wings out or panting. And as far as I know my hens have been vaccinated for coccidiosis. So what gives!!???
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2013
  5. mstkseavey

    mstkseavey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave her some baby aspirin and some yogurt! Hopefully she will feel better tomorrow! Any suggestions would be appreciated!
     
  6. mstkseavey

    mstkseavey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My brahma passed. She was eaten up with lice/mites. Quite a few feathers chewed down to the skin. :(. I couldn't break her fever. I have been treating the whole flock bc of the bugs. No more have been present since her passing. What do you use to keep the bugs away?
     

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