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What are the itching bites I get after handling my chickens?
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Hello and welcome to BYC!

 

If you are being bitten by something no doubt you have mites in your coop and on your birds. You will need to do some heavy cleaning in your coop, remove all bedding and clean out the nest boxes too. Dust with DE or some sort of permethrine spray. Get all the cracks corners and especially the roost bar where the bugs are laying their eggs. Repeat this clean up once a week for a couple of weeks.

 

You also need to treat the birds. I use Ivermectin Pour On for Cattle. 6 drops on the skin behind the neck for large breed birds, 3 drops for bantams. This will make the skin toxic and kill off mites. If the birds are really infested, I would repeat this dosage in 10 days. 

 

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What are the itching bites I get after handling my chickens?

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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Hello and welcome to BYC!

 

If you are being bitten by something no doubt you have mites in your coop and on your birds. You will need to do some heavy cleaning in your coop, remove all bedding and clean out the nest boxes too. Dust with DE or some sort of permethrine spray. Get all the cracks corners and especially the roost bar where the bugs are laying their eggs. Repeat this clean up once a week for a couple of weeks.

 

You also need to treat the birds. I use Ivermectin Pour On for Cattle. 6 drops on the skin behind the neck for large breed birds, 3 drops for bantams. This will make the skin toxic and kill off mites. If the birds are really infested, I would repeat this dosage in 10 days. 

What is the egg/meat withdrawal you use with this treatment?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Hello and welcome to BYC!

 

If you are being bitten by something no doubt you have mites in your coop and on your birds. You will need to do some heavy cleaning in your coop, remove all bedding and clean out the nest boxes too. Dust with DE or some sort of permethrine spray. Get all the cracks corners and especially the roost bar where the bugs are laying their eggs. Repeat this clean up once a week for a couple of weeks.

 

You also need to treat the birds. I use Ivermectin Pour On for Cattle. 6 drops on the skin behind the neck for large breed birds, 3 drops for bantams. This will make the skin toxic and kill off mites. If the birds are really infested, I would repeat this dosage in 10 days. 

What is the egg/meat withdrawal you use with this treatment?

14 days egg and meat withdrawal. :-)

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

Reply

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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