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    Spraying for lice in -30 and below

    Will likely just do this. Was trying to avoid ins and outs as I thought it might be a bit of a shock for them going into such a warm environment and then back out right away.
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    Spraying for lice in -30 and below

    I can get DE, thats about the only dust type product i can get. I havent done so as I read really mixed reviews and often much that said it doesnt do anything at all to help and can cause respiratory irritation. But I cant just leave them with pests either....goodness knows it wont be above 0C...
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    Spraying for lice in -30 and below

    Unfortunately no, from what I can see with some online research, much of these pesticides were banned for commercial sale. Which is why I cant find them in stores. The liquid I got was the only permethrin product available and I still had to provide contact info and address just to purchase.
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    Spraying for lice in -30 and below

    I haven't been able to find any thing like that locally. Just the liquid meant for cows.
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    Spraying for lice in -30 and below

    Not that I can find. It was available a few years ago and then was pulled from shelves with no alternative product to replace. There is no real poultry product available with permethrin in the farm stores here.
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    Spraying for lice in -30 and below

    Hi all! Looking for advice on continuing treatment for lice. Just over a week ago I did a thorough spray of permethrin spray which the bottle said was 1% permetherin so i did a 1:1 with water. I need to go ahead a do a follow up spray however the last 3 days and the next week or so we have a...
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    Help with Mites/lice treatment

    Thanks so much for all the input! Hoping for speedy results for them, mine are also melting so I had thought that was why they had paler combs and were off lay, etc. We have had the pests about a month max, likely less since my last major check was just under a month ago.
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    Help with Mites/lice treatment

    Okay so I found the first one, Onguard on Amazon and have ordered it. It won't come until the 9th....I live pretty rural so likely why the long wait, I checked local stores they don't carry this or permethrin products. So I have to wait. It says it's a 0.35% mists threads say to use a...
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    Help with Mites/lice treatment

    Bit of a quick Hx on the situation: I have 25 chickens, 10 were integrated after and 1 month quarantine and treatment for black mites. Only found on 2 out of 10 but treated all with a garlic juice + essential oil blend, sprayed to vent and under wings every second day, missing a couple...
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    Chicken found alive after 1-2 months of being trapped

    This is an incredible journey! Keep going Blondie!!
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    Year old hens, no eggs since August

    Folliwing out of curiousity as my spri g hatch hens havent laid anything yet, my year old ISA browns decided to all hard molt this fall and have gone off lay and i have some 8 month old hens that have dropped significantly in production. Averaging 2 eggs a day with 23 hens....
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    Any breed guesses?

    Thanks for the feedback!
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    New chickens have mites

    I have done some looking around and there are no current approved treatments for mites sold in stores. No pytherin or peremethrin powders or sprays (sorry if I have spelled those wrong) apparently here in Canada, these items were removed from shelves recently and any other treatments are...
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    New chickens have mites

    Thanks for the tips! Any ideas about when we can integrate into our coop and out of their temp shelter
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    New chickens have mites

    Less than a mm honestly just tiny dots crawling around
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    New chickens have mites

    They are acting normal. And even got 3 eggs from them, they just started laying recently according to the seller. Their feathers look great otherwise.
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    New chickens have mites

    Hey all! We picked up 10 pullets today. I inspected them at the breeders, didnt notice anything until we were on the way home and I picked up a feather one dropped on the floor. No less than 5 tiny mites were crawling on the feather and then onto me. Black, red and black with grey all present...
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    Could they be molting?

    Great idea! I have been meaning to try thism I will definitely do give it a go tomorrow! Our nights are already hitting -5C around here maybe a bit lower and the ground is usually frosty for the first couple daylight hours. They have a sheltered run and coop but I have been letting then out of...
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    Could they be molting?

    Thank you for feedback! Super helpful information. I will definitely switch up feeds. Should I do a gradual switch or just change it out without tapering off the layer feed.
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    Could they be molting?

    Hi all! I have a fairly young flock, most around 5-6months old, a have 5 slightly older brown hens that we had acquired and integrated into the flock. They came to us around 28 weeks old and have been with us since end of July. A couple weeks ago our egg production went from 20 a week, to 9 a...
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