What are they and what do I do for them? (Vent Area 'Bugs')

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ivytalon, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Ivytalon

    Ivytalon Out Of The Brooder

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    I was inspecting one of my polish babies today, she is probobly about 4 months, and noticed that around her vent area she has multitudes of seed like creatures, in color and size. I was wondering what they are, what i do for them, and if they are dangerous. She is in with an older EE roo and an older EE hen.
     
  2. dawg53

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    They are either lice or mites. Lice are whitish in color and move quickly. Mites are slow movers, look like pepper or are red in color.
    See the link below with some pics to help you identify them and what kind of damage they incur on your chickens:
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    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ig140
    I recommend that you purchase sevin dust and dust all your birds. Dust the inside of the coop, roosts and nests.
    Then redust you birds again in 7-10 days. Redust coop, roosts and nests as well.
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012
  3. Ivytalon

    Ivytalon Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, Thank you so much! [​IMG]
     

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