Red mites?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Godiva, May 19, 2008.

  1. Godiva

    Godiva Songster

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    I have been seeing tiny little red orange critters on my chicken tractor lids (the lids are white so the red shows up real well) I am guessing that these may be mites. THey run too fast to count legs and squish real easy so not easy to see them clearly. Should I assume that the chickens have them since I am seeing them around the chicken areas? I guess I will be dusting every hen and chick tonight huh? What do you think?
     
  2. I have them too I think they are wood lice though. Not 100% sure but they are in the wood not on my chickens.
     
  3. Godiva

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    What do the problem ones look like? The ones that affect chickens that is? Should I dust my chickens anyway? HOw do I know if there is a problem? I don't want to wait until there is a problem - I would rather nip it in the bud... SO what do I look for?
     
  4. k625

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    When my polish had mites I looked in their crest and you could see little things moving around. Looked like dirt in there. I used just a regular dog flea/tick product like frontline, with a little squirt of Adams flea and tick and put a dot on their crest, under each wing and near their vent. That was almost a year ago, and have not seen a thing!

    I hope you can figure out what you have got as far as bugs. [​IMG]
     
  5. CUDA

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    You can see how to to diagnose, and treat for red mites on my site HERE . Good luck!
     

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