Any powders you suggest on mites?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LoveThemBirds, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just need suggestions!
     
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    If you have an acute case of mites and no concerns about being organic, then consider Sevin dust. If issue chronic and not too intense, then set birds up with a quality dust bathing location in full sun. Make dust is a silt-loam and if you feel comfortable, then add DE and / or ash to it. At least part of the control involves the mites are simply unable to hang on to feathers when lots of dust present.
     
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    I use poultry/livestock dust or 5% Sevin.

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  4. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Neighbors suggested not to use sevin dust on chickens....but I'll try the others.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    I use both... not at the same time, but I have both.

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  6. Lehcarjt

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    I had a terrible mite infestation (my kids decided to decorate the coop with vulture feathers unbeknown to me). Nothing seemed to work, but what finally did was giving each chicken a small squirt of ivermectin pour-on (made for cattle) on the back of their neck. I used maybe 1/8 tsp per bird using an dropper. I've never had a mite problem again.

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  7. Hens rule

    Hens rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try diatomaceous earth... It's great for mites and lice and you can add it to their dust bathes. :thumbsup
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    I've tried DE and ivermectin, neither work.

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  9. Hens rule

    Hens rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do agree but the DE seemed to just kill a majority of the mites but not all like the eggs on the chicken. But DE can be used to Finnish off mites that have been treated with medication specifically for chickens.
    DE is mainly used for preventing these.
     
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