Dip or Dust?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chicken Lover 1, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Chicken Lover 1

    Chicken Lover 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to treat my chickens for mites this weekend. I am using a pymethrin product. Should I use the dip or the dust??????
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    If you use dip in the winter you need to blow them dry.

    I like to use dust. Make sure you follow dilution instructions on the permethrin bottle if you use the liquid.

    Make sure you repeat treatment of coop (spray coop crevices and toss bedding) AND chickens (around vent, under wings, everywhere except the face) every 7 days until bugs gone to kill the hatching eggs.
     
  3. Chicken Lover 1

    Chicken Lover 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which would be easier?
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    In summer a dip is easier I would say. I have sprayed it on in the summer and that is a lot of work as your hands get tired. I have never actually dipped a chicken except for a silkie I gave a flea bath to before bringing her in the house.

    The dusting goes pretty fast and you don't have to blow them dry. Only I end up inhaling the dust some (wear a mask and gloves, long sleeves, shower afterward, etc).
     
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