Can I dust call ducks with the same stuff I use on chickens for mites?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AliciaM, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. AliciaM

    AliciaM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens have mites and my 5 calls run with them. Can I use the same stuff I use on the chickens with them? Or is there anything in the mite dust stuff that I need to avoid? Im going tomorrow, sunday, to get the powder to dust them and there coop...so, any help ASAP would be appreciated.

    Thanks...
     
  2. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    Well i would be worried that when they get in the water and preen they would be ingesting the stuff. I had a vet tell me when i wormed my ducks with ivermectin that it would take care of mites though. Just a thought.
     
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  3. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    I used Dri-kill on my ducks and it didnt seem to hurt them, it said on the label it was ok to be used on waterfowl so I used it! Worked good [​IMG]
     
  4. Mrs. Turbo

    Mrs. Turbo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2009
    ky
    adams flea and tick spray...just put a little under the wings.
     
  5. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have some swimming water for the ducks ( even just a small bucket filled with water) They should be able to clean them selves and get rid of the mites ( or just not have them) on their own. I think...[​IMG]
     
  6. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    Thats another good point, ducks are messy but at the same time clean. Really if there are not visible mites on them i wouldn't spray em/dust em/whatever.
     
  7. Mrs. Turbo

    Mrs. Turbo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2009
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    I have seen white call ducks at shows with mites so thick you can see them without looking too hard.
     
  8. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Mrs. Turbo :

    I have seen white call ducks at shows with mites so thick you can see them without looking too hard.

    [​IMG] how are they even allowed into the show like that?? The other birds are at risk!​
     
  9. Mrs. Turbo

    Mrs. Turbo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2009
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    people bring sick birds and bug infested birds to shows sometimes, you just have to be careful when you bring your birds home. they are not supposed to, but it happens. We spray our birds with adams flea and tick spray before loading them for a show so we don't bring any home, but then again, birds and mice can bring in the bugs too.
     
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