Originally Posted by AshleyBickle
I've been treating my flock of 5 for almost a month now for mites. Cleaning their bedding every other day, spraying down their coop with dawn dish soap, dusting them and their run.. I dust them, the next day they look good then 2 days later I see mites running around on them again.
I have three silkies and 1 of them is looking horrible.. She seems to be getting them the worse. Has scabs on her face, eggs, and I even see the little critters scampering about. I'm feeling defeated and so so bad for my birds? What can I do? I'm desperate!
I understand. Years of the mites. I just wanted to burn down the coop. to get rid of them.
I washed them bathed dusted used all the stuff recommended to no avail.
but I bought
Atroban 11% EC Insecticidal Spray Concentrate Merck
l cut down all of the forsythia bushes next to their coop, so the sparrows would not use their coop area for nesting.
THEN I bought a sparrow live trap and relocated the ones I caught.
THEN moved the entire coop to the other side of the yard.
all of this worked. Those mites killed two of my girls.Sucked the blood right of them. And I was constantly taking scabs off of them and bathing them.