What kind of mites are these?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by racuda, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of my 9 week old Silkie chicks have these. What is the best treatment? I have Sevin, Frontline spray and Ivermectin pour on.

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  2. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:You also have an AWESOME camera to take this picture! When I had an infestation of those critters, everyone got a dusting in Sevin. I found the best way was [its sorta crude but worked the best] layed birdie on the ground [back or tummy first] hold by the feet and sprinkle on neck to toe / flip birdie over and sprinkle again pat the dust around , believe me they will help and VOILA ready for the grill....[​IMG] OOPS I mean good to go......but it does feel like that.[​IMG] I also use the monthly dog spot on stuff. Working good so far....I hope that helps.[​IMG]
     
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Those are lice. I use Absorbine Ultrashield for these little buggars. It comes in a black bottle and can be found in the horse section of your local feed store.

    ETA, The ultrashield has a 10 day active period, so any new lice that hatch that were in eggs on the bird will die too.
     
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  4. Jerseycoop

    Jerseycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my! I hope someone can help you asap! I'm going to check in so I could learn how to deal with this too good luck! [​IMG]
     
  5. Jerseycoop

    Jerseycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck op..great thread!
     
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  6. Abirdbrain

    Abirdbrain Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Use a Vodka rub and follow with a little Sand! The little beggars get drunk and stone each other to death![​IMG]

    Actually I check my birds an a daily basis, so by weeks end I have sampled all the tractors and pens. I have never had this problem, but came upon mites once. In that case I dunked the birds in bleach/soap water and applied a sevin garden dust. For a few days, i put out a sand box with sevin dust in it, and removed it later. The problem just vanished as fast as it appeared.
     
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  7. chickens? not yet

    chickens? not yet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use a Vodka rub and follow with a little Sand! The little beggars get drunk and stone each other to death![​IMG]
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    Actually I check my birds an a daily basis, so by weeks end I have sampled all the tractors and pens. I have never had this problem, but came upon mites once. In that case I dunked the birds in bleach/soap water and applied a sevin garden dust. For a few days, i put out a sand box with sevin dust in it, and removed it later. The problem just vanished as fast as it appeared.[/quote
     
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