Can I treat mites while my hen is brooding?

attobrig

In the Brooder
7 Years
Oct 25, 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
I have a Plymouth Rock who is sitting on eggs, only 1 week in, she has bad mites/scaly leg, can I treat her while she is nesting? If so what is the best treatment? Is there an internal medicine available?
 

CMV

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Eprinex is a pour-on medicine. It is effective and should cause no harm to her clutch. You are going to need to treat everything and everyone in her vicinity, too though.
 

CMV

Flock Mistress
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They are both useless on an already established infestation. They are good as a preventative, but once the bugs take hold you need to be more aggressive in your treatment.
 

bigchicken56

In the Brooder
7 Years
Oct 8, 2012
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I would suggest to dip her legs in Olive oil 3 times a week until mites are gone. Take out all the bedding in all the nesting boxes and sprinkle each nesting box well with Permetherin powder. Then freshen all the nesting boxes with a layer of bedding. Transfer the hen and eggs to another nesting site. Then sprinkle the nesting box she was originally in with extra Permetherin.
 

attobrig

In the Brooder
7 Years
Oct 25, 2012
16
1
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Brisbane, Australia
Thanks everyone, I have started the oil treatment and will get some powder to do the coops with! Appreciate your help
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