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I have found Northern fowl mites on some of my hens.  :barnie  I will treat my coop and flock soon, but would like to continue to sell eggs. 

 

So...  Here are my questions:

 

1.)  I understand that permethrin is labelled for use on poultry, but that there are a lot of problems with mites becoming resistant to it.  I have also heard that people are using ivermectin pour-ons, but that the use is off-label.  What would you feel safe using if you wanted to sell eggs at your farm market later on down the line?

 

2.)  Is a spray more effective that a dust application of permethrin?

 


3.)  Does sulfur dust work?  I haven't heard any tales of mites becoming resistant to that.

 

Many thanks in advance.  :yiipchick

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Would love to hear some answers to this as I also have a few hens infested.  This is my first time dealing with mites.

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