Red mites

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by foghorn170, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. foghorn170

    foghorn170 New Egg

    Dec 28, 2016
    Was hoping someone with experience in chickens could help me out I have a Barred rock roo that is limping just started his feet are red looking I think he has either foot scald or leg mites I'm trying to figure out if leg mites are the same as red mites
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
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  4. N F C

    N F C eggnog time! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    You've received some good links for more info on your mite issue, just want to add be sure you check over the others in your flock.

    Thanks for joining us, hope things clear up well for you!
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under foghorn170 [​IMG] Welcome!

    This is also a good article on Mites & Lice from the Learning Centre: I hope you can identify his issue and treat him.

    I also hope you enjoy BYC. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    With mites, or lice etc. you need to treat the birds as well as coop, roost poles etc. and follow up according to brand instruction.

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