A "I have mites" thread.....Again...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Americano Blue, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. Americano Blue

    Americano Blue Mush on!

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    I know people say this a lot but "I have mites!!!!"

    My questions:

    1. How can I get rid of them a naturally. (I've tried D.E and it was a no-go)

    2. How could they get mites in the first place

    3. How can I prevent mites in the future?

    Random Info:
    I have 7 black Australorps hens and no rooster. I use plastic nesting boxes and straw bedding in coop and nesting boxes. My girls are losing feathers and not laying. I don't have any perches because my chickens don't roost at night. If you could give me advice to get them to roost that would be awesome.
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Poultry dust or Vectra 3D

    -Kathy
     
  3. JensChickies

    JensChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is poltry dust the same as seven dust?
     
  4. casportpony

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  5. Americano Blue

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    how well does that work? And i have heard to use garlic, does that work?
     
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  8. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    For prevention (and even eradication albiet slow) I'm a firm believer in No Pest Strips hung in the coop... I have been using these things for bug prevention for over 20 years now, from reptiles to dogs to birds...

    http://www.hotshot.com/products-and-solutions/all-products/no-pest-strip.aspx

    Walmart, as well as most hardware stores and feed stores carry them and they are cheap...
     
  9. Americano Blue

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    The mites...they're back!!!! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    Did you get rid of them the first time? If so, did you treat your coop at the same time? Also wild birds like sparrows can be infested and if they can get into your coop or run they can pass them to the chickens. We use lots of sevin dust here.
     

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