Burn or poison out redbugs (chiggers)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by justoldbobo2, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. justoldbobo2

    justoldbobo2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been clearing some shrub and smaller trees in area to build my coop and run. Problem is area is fully infested with redbugs. I was wantibg to leave the old leaf litter for my chickens to dig through but with all the redbugs not sure now. Should I burn it put out sevens dust or another insect treatment. Dont want to poison my birds but dont want them being eaten alive like I have been
     
  2. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    It's time to clean out your entire coop and run. Remove all the bedding inside and out. Give the coop a good scrub or spray out. Get a bottle (or two if you need it) of poultry dust from your local feed store, they cost about $8 where I live. You need to dust all of your chickens/poultry with it and put it all over in your coop and on the infested parts your run. Add a fresh layer of bedding and dust if you find more bugs in a few weeks.
     
  3. justoldbobo2

    justoldbobo2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are in area where I am building my coop and run.
     

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