Bugs....I think Mites

bwhnt1024

In the Brooder
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Jun 17, 2011
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I recently purchased 3 sex links, 18wks, from a farm. I can see some kind of bugs under their feathers. I have them separated from my other 5 for now. Ive been using DE on them but I don't think it's going to get into the feathers enough. Is there anything else I can use to get rid of the bugs? Thanks for any suggestions.
 

ChickenCanoe

Crossing the Road
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Nov 23, 2010
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Probably mites.
5% Sevin and dust them real good get it under wings and everywhere as well as bedding, on roosts and everywhere the chickens have been.
 

jen5680

Southside Silkie Shack
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Jun 18, 2009
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Give them all a good bath with dawn dish soap. The green color soap. It kills bugs great!
Then I would treat them for mites and lice and you should be good to go

Do a search and you can see what all people use to treat for bugs. DE will NOT help!
 

danielle82

A Good Egg
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Apr 27, 2009
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as someone mentioned, seven dust. I believe the "ingredient" you are after is "permethrin". Under the wings, around the vent.
 

dawg53

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I recommend you use sevin dust. Dust the inside of their coop, roosts and nests. Redust them again and inside the coop in 10 days to kill nits hatched from eggs since the first dusting.
 

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