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    Northern Fowl Mite Disgust

    Hi I am not sure what most people are doing. But I am going to try and do it every 4 months for all of them. I ended up putting my rooster in a permerctin II dip. He stinks like it but he is much better. I did that last weekend, he was crawling with them again. For his head i just vaselined...
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    Northern Fowl Mite Disgust

    Oh yes I am positive mine are NFmites. They are living on the Roo and I cleared the others as they only had a couple starting. But this guy is like awful. Just when I think he is going to get the problem under control, wham they are multiplying. I am going to keep working on him. I am also...
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    Northern Fowl Mite Disgust

    Sorry I meant to say , I spray the Frontline on the vent area skin, under both wings, and on center shoulder/wing skin.. then i make sure i give it a bit of a light rub to make sure its contacting with skin. It has worked for all the other birds. I think with him, which is something i didnt...
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    Northern Fowl Mite Disgust

    I will get pictures of him tomorrow and try to get a pic of vent area and mites on him. I have used the Frontline twice so far, it was two weeks apart, and was only one week ago now and they are back. I have also used Permethrn spray on him three times just prior to the front line coming in...
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    Northern Fowl Mite Disgust

    Just had another look at Mr. Big, my young Salmon Roo, there they are again, tiny little NFM around his vent. But I must say the rest of his body is cleaning up, not so badly infested. These may be hatchlings on him, but if I don't continue treating weekly they will get worse for sure again...
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    Northern Fowl Mite Disgust

    Yes you are so right. We can't kill weeds legally, and we can't kill mites either. Only in Canada eh!!! No vets, no meds. Its sad really.
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    Northern Fowl Mite Disgust

    I did post a few back about what I have been using, over a period of several months starting around May, On Northern Fowl Mites, as one rooster had them bad. Started with Ivermectin drops on him and others. Also bathing him and retreating. All other chickens seemed fine. His start to muliply...
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    Northern Fowl Mite Disgust

    I can't get Sevin dust in Canada. We can't get a lot of things here, even medicine. I order what I can get from the US. We have no vets available in my area who will deal with chickens either. I am hoping with deep winter coming i can get a handle on the mites. It is pretty much the...
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    Neverending mites

    I also should say, that our feed store also switched out our pine shavings for a differtent kind since Covid started, it is some kind of mix with straw as well. It seemed to start after that. Not sure if it came mostly from there or what. But I went to another feed store and buy only the pine...
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    Neverending mites

    Hi I'm in Canada. I have been battling mites all summer. It all started on one young Salmon Favorelle roo. Poor guy. Hatched and raised with me. I noticed he was by himself most of the time. At about 2 months old. Finally realized he was covered in NFMites. He appeared to be the only...
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    Transitioning from roofed to roofless run

    We are just getting into winter months here, so i put up an entire portable garage over one small coop. So they are totally enclosed for this season. Maybe you could put up something like that over the run area. They are not considered buildings, maybe your neighbour would like the roof...
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    Northern Fowl Mite Disgust

    Its months later to your last post just wondering how your battle was going. I am battling them now. The problem is I seem to have them under control mostly on all of my chickens, three coops, except this one rooster I have... they just wont leave him alone. He got them when he was younger...
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    hot feet?

    Did you ever figure out hot feet, did she just grow out of it. I have a two month old salmon favorelle roo his feet are very hot. He walks slow and prefers to sit most times. All his siblings are not this hot. I know it's now 2020 but thought I would ask
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    Something ate my chickens leg. Should I cull it?

    Its hard to say exactly how to treat it without seeing her up close. Do you best if you want to try saving her. Maybe you could arrange to have the food and water put out in your neighbours barn for the cats to get rid of the cat problem in your coop area. It's just that you say the chicken...
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    Something ate my chickens leg. Should I cull it?

    She can live fine as a one legged chicken. If you can clean the wound, with a gentle warm water, and maybe some polysporin (anitbiotic cream around it), try taping the wound shut as best as you can. Put her in a warm dark box, food and water. And see how she does next few days. It may close...
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