Can I dust Sick Chicken? Urgent!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by princess araucana, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. princess araucana

    princess araucana Songster

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    I have a malnourished chicken (because of beak deformity) and now she is weakened from mites. Can I dust with Permethrin? or is the poison too strong for a weak bird?

    I will do the rest of my flock and clean coop. Just want to know if this one girl can take it?

    Thanks
     
  2. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Songster

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    Could you try DE rather?
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

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    Yes, killing the mites is more important to keeping her strength. If you can't find food grade DE, use the poultry dust.
     

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