20 chickens with mites-Permethrin+ivermectin?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChiknWyn, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. ChiknWyn

    ChiknWyn Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens have a pretty bad mite infestation again..... my neighbor doesn't have a door on his garage and asked me to keep them indoors from now on [​IMG]...... I have just dusted them all with permethrin, but it sounds to me like ivermectin is the quickest, easiest, and most effective method. If I go out and get Ivermectin this afternoon, should I wait to apply it, or could I apply it later on today? Also, any suggestions on letting my chickens out and keeping peace with my neighbor would be greatly appreciated. I was thinking about asking him if he would mind stretching 18" high poultry netting across the front of his garage till he gets a door......who builds a garage w/o a door???[​IMG]
     
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  2. ChiknWyn

    ChiknWyn Out Of The Brooder

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    Bump- please, I don't want to hurt them.
     
  3. ChiknWyn

    ChiknWyn Out Of The Brooder

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    Does ANYONE know about this?????????
     
  4. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, 3-5 drops Ivomec on the back of their necks. i use the injectable (but obviously don't inject it). All new birds also get 3 drops down the throat. Is it lice or mites? There's a difference. You also should dust them with Sevin dust (I would) and treat their coop, run, sleeping area, etc. They shouldn't be going into your neighbor's garage. I'd be upset if I were him also.
    Not sure why you haven't gotten an answer.
    Do a search on BYC and you'll find tons of info.
     
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  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I'd do ivermectin pour on. I wouldn't mix them.

    .25cc for bantams. .50 cc for standard birds. I use a bit more than that and never had anybody OD.

    I belive the ivermectin lasts about 6 weeks. Permethrin spray lasts about 28 days.
     
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  6. blikkety

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    I think we must have chicken lice at the moment. I cleaned out their run and houses yesterday and this morning I am covered in itchy red lumps all over my stomach and other sensitive areas. [​IMG] I didn't see anything crawling on me when I was cleaning yesterday, however we did dust all of the girls for lice as I have seen them scratching and something is ailing my white silky. She is swaying on her feet and looks as though she is going to lose her balance all of the time. Could the lice literally be killing her? Is there anything natural I can put in their run and houses to deter lice? I put the lice powder all over them and dusted their nest and perches after I had cleaned them. If anyone has any advice please help. [​IMG]
     
  7. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    Lice won't kill them but mites can. You probably have mites, lice don't bite people. Sevin dust kills both.
     
  8. 7&8

    7&8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a modest mite thing going on. In spite of completely cleaning the coops - vacuuming, washing down all cracks & framing joints with 10% bleach solution - once a week, and washing roost bars daily & spraying bleach solution where they meet the walls. I am also fairly liberal with the DE in coop bedding & outdoor dustbathing & gathering areas. Vermin love chickens as much as we do.

    Today, at the advice of one who has used this with good results, I picked up a small spray bottle of Frontline (active ingredient Fipronil) from the vet. I went out when the birds had roosted, but when it was still light enough to see, and made my way down the roost bars. I gave each bird one spritz under their right wing. I wore long rubber gloves and massaged the dose in their skin/ feathers after spraying. I also wore a dust mask, but that's just me. I was advised to both spray under each wing and above and below the vent. But I didn't; maybe I'll regret it.

    The other thing I am going to pursue is purchasing some potassium sorbate. That's the stuff winemakers (and others) use to inhibit the growth of yeast & mold - it's one of the lesser bothersome to mankind & beast preservatives, although some are still sensitive to it. It happens to be the active ingredient in a ridiculously pricey spray bottle of poultry protector I purchased awhile ago, and have used up by spraying it in the joints where the roost bars meet the coop walls. Potassium sorbate is very affordable. I plan to drive to a beer & winemaking store & buy some (shipping costs from an online purchase are wicked). I'll make the same 1% solution that is sold as a "concentrated mite spray." Potassium sorbate is an acknowledged miticide.

    Please speak with your favorite, trustworthy DVM about fipronil/ Frontline spray use for poultry. I am not an expert. [​IMG]

    Good luck with your creepy crawlies! [​IMG]
     
  9. Walter Joe

    Walter Joe Just Hatched

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    It's not your neighbors responsibility to keep your chickens out of his garage or off of his entire property for that matter. Be a responsible chciken owner and build an adequate pen or buy a fence.
     

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