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Please help?! Lice or mites?! Picture!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by megmarie90, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. megmarie90

    megmarie90 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 4, 2016
    Vale, NC
    We rescued some 8 month old hens and they are covered in these critters everyone we try to pick them up or my kids touch them we get all these nasty critters on us and in our hair. I don't know if it's lice or mites! Please help also what can we do to get rid of them all?![​IMG][/IMG]
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    They look like lice to me which live on your birds. Here is an article about them ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mites-lice-treatment-and-prevention

    You will more than likely have to treat your birds several times to get them under control. Keep your coop as clean as possible to. I treat mine with a louse powder and regularly add DE earth to my coops.
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