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Ivermectin and Mites - timeframe?

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How long does it take Ivermectin to kill mites?  I put 4 drops of the pour on Ivermectin on one of my hens yesterday and I can still see lots of mites moving in the feathers.  Do it take awhile to work?

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You need to treat all the birds and clean and dust the coop with permethrin, all the same day.  Then repeat in ten days or so.  I use Ivermectin 1% solution at 1ml. per 100 lbs. body weight.  It may be safe at 1 ml. per 80 lbs. body weight too.  Mary

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I used the Ivermectin pour on, so 3 drops on my light weight hen.  I've got a huge fenced in coop so I can't imagine I'm going to be able to dust it all, but I'll try.  She's not in the coop right now so I'll treat everyone else and dust when I put this one chicken back in the main coop. 

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