Pests and parasites found In utah ,wyoming, Idaho (western states)

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Tenmore, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. Tenmore

    Tenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone Just a quick question I live out here in UTAH just courious as to what common pests or parasites I will be encountering on my chicken quest.. I ve lived back east and down south so I know about all the pesky critters you all have in other parts of the states.....But here in UTAH what should I expect to encounter? I dont want to treat or prevent something I wont find here anyway. [​IMG] My girls just started laying averaging 2 eggs a day should be picking up soon.
     
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  2. Tenmore

    Tenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. bertman

    bertman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try a 'search' for pests and parasites in the western states. You might get some info.

    Good luck.
     
  4. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might get more replies with a more specific title to your post....
     
  5. Tenmore

    Tenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    You are not supposed to bump your own thread. I live in Utah as well and I haven't had any problems with any parasites yet but I would assume that mites and lice are possible. What kind of pests are you wondering about? Predators? If so, I am sure that there are coyotes, mountain lions, bears, raccoons, etc depending on your area.
     
  7. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    Skunks, Raccons, fox, crows, owls, hawks, cats, dogs, yotes, weasels,
     
  8. Tenmore

    Tenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering more about mites and other such creepy crawlies or internal parasites that we get here or dont get here thanks
     
  9. Tenmore

    Tenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering more about mites and other such creepy crawlies or internal parasites that we get here or dont get here thanks
     
  10. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    I am sure there are plenty of internal parasites they can get as well considering that they are exposed to wild birds every day.
     

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