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Black fleas on hatching hens

Can anyone help me. I have black fleas on my hatching hens. How do I get rid of them.

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020

Are they red mite.they look black. If they are treat the hen or they could kill her while she’s sitting and she’ll be constantly uncomfortable and dump the eggs and bedding etc if it was me and treat the hen

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

Put ant powder in nest or onion leaves cigarette butts are deadly too.😉

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

chickens like to have dust baths. It takes care of all the external mites and parasites . provide this facility for them and when they get off to feed or when you take them of to feed they make use of it before they go back on the eggs.

Monday, May 4th, 2020

dry fine sandbox or very fine dry earth irresistible to clocking hens.Nice and dusty just the way they like it!!

Monday, May 4th, 2020

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