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Hello, How would i prevent mites? is there anything i could put on the chickens to stop the mites? or something to detire them from going on the chickens?Thanks

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When I clean there coop I use a little Sevin on the floor, perches, and nest boxes.  I have yet to have a problem with mites doing it this way.

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Wife to a wonderful husband, mom to 4kids.  My zoo Beezis my Percheron, Heart my Paint, 10 Saanens, 4 Alpines, 3 cats, English Mastiff.

RIRs, Cuckoo Marans, Welsummers, Buff Orps, Jesery Gaints, EE's and more and Ancona ducks.
 

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Sounds a little like you have been having a problem. If so, dip all your birds in a good flea and tick dog dip, like Adams. Make sure you do this on a warm day so they can dry before night. That, along with spraying the roost with WD40 and dusting the coop with sevin dust, should do it........Pop

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post #4 of 9

Using Adams is not necessary to dip
just buy the can of spray on
catch the bird hold a finger over the vent as yiou don't want the spray to go up in the vent
spray good and let it work

best way is to take a box and put 1/2 bag of soil or sand and add 1 cup of sevin 5% or Diatomaceous earth food grade
not pool grade de
go to my web site and read articles on mites and lice

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OK, Thanks, I also heard of people who put a drop of frontline under the chickens wing, If thats true, how many times should i do it?

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I spread food grade DE all over the coop and roosts when I clean it out.  I also add the DE to their sand/dustbath box, so they dust themselves with it.  I haven't had any problems so far and my chickens are getting a chemical free treatment. smile

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post #7 of 9

I just sprinkle Mule Team Borax around the coop and never have a problem

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post #8 of 9

I use Prozap poultry dust (with permethrins) only if I find evidence of mites.  I dust the vent area and under each wing, and again in 5 days to kill any hatched mites.

I use DE (diatomaceous earth) in my coop shavings and in my run floor as a preventive.

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OK, were can i get food grade DE?

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