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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by upinfeathers, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. upinfeathers

    upinfeathers New Egg

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    I have been to this site several times for valuable information. I love Backyard Chickens! Thank you all for being here!
    But what brings me in today are MITES! UGH! I know, old topic. But as i sit here (and feel itchy) and read about remedies, I am more confused than ever...I am having seconds thoughts about having fresh eggs...but I love my small backyard flocks; Bantams: Rhode Island Reds, a new breed I have had for only 6 months, and my Bantam Welsummers that I have had for 5 years now. I really love the character of the Welsummers! They have provided hours of backyard entertainment! But is the MITE problem worth it??
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Well as far as I know people keep their children even if they have lice and have to be treated. Chickens give you eggs and sometimes dinner. Seems worth the trouble.[​IMG]
     
  4. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flocK! We are glad you joined us!

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  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Have you checked out the Learning Center for information on mites? And you can also ask questions about that issue on the predator & pest forum. Here are a couple links that might yield some good info for you:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mites-chicken-pests-how-to-protect-your-chickens-from-mites
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/13/predators-and-pests

    As for the question is having chickens that get pests worth it, that's a question you'll have to decide for yourself. It's really no different than if you have a family dog or cat and it gets fleas, do you get rid of the pet or the fleas? Speaking only for myself, the pluses outweigh the minuses to keeping chickens. I can't think of any living creature that won't have some unpleasant issue to deal with.

    Good luck to you!
     

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