Tiny red bugs?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by luvmyEs, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. luvmyEs

    luvmyEs Songster

    Dec 9, 2011
    North Carolina
    Today I processed 2 birds. The first one I didn't see any bugs on him, but the second one had lots of these tiny red bugs on his legs. I checked a couple of my other chickens and a few have the same thing on their legs and butts. No one is acting sickly and everyone looks healthy otherwise. What are these and how do I get rid of them? I ended up skinning the second roo because it creeped me out.
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    If so type red mites in the BYC search bar and you'll get treatment ideas. Good luck to you!

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