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post #21 of 23

Ditto on what the others have said about Poultry Protector spray.  

 

It's already a spray so you can just apply to the bird as well as roosting bars, nesting boxes, etc.  Wear latex gloves and spray some in your hand and then rub it on their heads so you don't spray it in their faces.   

 

I also put a few drops of the pour on Ivermectin under the feathers on their backs a few times a year.  Never hand any mites or lice.

post #22 of 23

Wood ash works best as a preventative not as a curative.

 

Permethrin powder should be dry, not wet. Get the spray kind to spray.

 

I have had good luck with Ivermectin cattle pour on for northern mite. The poultry dust slowed them down (noticeable upon contact), but I had a population explosion this summer due to extremely long dry warm season such that my normal poultry dust regiment was not keeping up.

 

Three treatments of Ivermectin, couple drops at base of neck, couple of drops at base of vent.

 

You will need to do that 7 days apart to get rid of most lice/mites as the adults are killed but the eggs will remain.

 

After first Ivermectin, the population was vastly smaller. Second treatment hardly any left. Third treatment gone and not back (yet).

 

Clean out coop very well, spray with deterrent. Permethrin spray is most effective but I've had good results with Orange Guard (orange oil). Then sprinkle poultry dust...either permethrin or sevin...dry underneath bedding so that it will stay dry.

 

Then keep an eye out for the next couple of months.

 

If it is red roost mites, you will need a different treatment plan as those are especially resilient.

 

LofMc


Edited by Lady of McCamley - 11/13/15 at 9:40pm
Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: currently Bantam Cochins. Breeding my own Olive Eggers and dark layers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud grandma. Loving wife.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: currently Bantam Cochins. Breeding my own Olive Eggers and dark layers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud grandma. Loving wife.
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post #23 of 23

My girls have a bad infestation of northern mites. I had been having good luck reducing the numbers by using oil of oregano.  I would put a drop on their backs about once a week.  I also cleaned the coop really well and sprayed it down with a solution of the oil and water with vinegar.  I checked back a few weeks later and found they had all moved to inside the roof.  It was absolutely crawling with them!  Disgusting!  I'm mentioning it as a good suggestion for anyone who is really intent on sticking to the green stuff.  But, I'm done messing around and just got permethrin powder and liquid.  I'm going to dust the girls and spray down the coop.  I'm moving across the country this summer and the girls are coming too.  I'm not risking getting mites on anything during that trip!  Plus, the girls will be much more comfortable.  :)

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