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Nell Merionwen



Joined: 02 Jun 2008
Posts: 16300
Location: Beautiful Derbyshire
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 17 1:59 pm    Post subject: Chickens cooties  Reply with quote    

My birds seem to have some sort of crawlers. I initially though NFM as they are teeny weeny and I only spot them occasionally after letting them out.
I treated both them and the coop a week ago and they are much reduced.
After having a bit of a google (and reading the horror stories) I am now a bit stumped. There are no clusters around the vent, nothing under wings, and they look happy and healthy. No vent pecking feather pulling or scratching. No scabs or any such thing.
The only time I become aware is after letting them out and collecting eggs. I occasionally get one or two on my arm.
What are they?
Will frontline work?
What about steaming the coop as per redmite.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14821
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 17 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm confused, I thought they were redmite?

In which case they will survive nuclear holocuast. I thought the steam cleaner would zap them for sure, but it didn't. I can lend you some ivermectin if you want to try that? It's off label, but suggested egg withdrawal is 7 days.

Nell Merionwen



Joined: 02 Jun 2008
Posts: 16300
Location: Beautiful Derbyshire
PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 17 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
I'm confused, I thought they were redmite?

In which case they will survive nuclear holocuast. I thought the steam cleaner would zap them for sure, but it didn't. I can lend you some ivermectin if you want to try that? It's off label, but suggested egg withdrawal is 7 days.


Nope defo not red mite. I have some invermectin too. Thank you though x

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 7119
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 17 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Chickens pick up all sorts of things but the ivermectin should sort it out.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 5859
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 17 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hello Nell, how are you and BA keeping?

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