are you suspose to treat ducks,goose,chickens for bugs?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by big m70726, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. big m70726

    big m70726 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 4, 2011
    my ducks and chicks act like the dogs when the bitin fleas am I suspose to be usin some sort of flea control?
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Of course!

    There are dusts formulated for poultry available in most feed stores and farm and ranch stores.

    You can also use DE, Sevin Dust, Adams flea & tick products, Ivermectin, etc... the list goes on.
  3. big m70726

    big m70726 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 4, 2011
    ok the de is that the same thing I have been readin about to put in with the pine shavins? do i just spead it on the ground? thanks am very new to this but have grown to love these birds.
  4. amberflea

    amberflea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2010
    Central WI
    If you have an outbreak of mites, which it sounds like, you need to take care of the problem with poultry dust or sevin dust or sorts, the DE is more of a maintenance type think to use continuously. Mites can make your birds ill and kill them, they survive by eating your chickens blood, which it turn makes your bird anemic. If you have an infestation, you also need to clean out your coop and spray it down...
    Check your birds vent areas for mites, you can see them... then get to work and take care of them before its too late.

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