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dust mite powder

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by eggshell, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. eggshell

    eggshell In the Brooder

    Aug 7, 2008
    wiltshire, england
    has anyone got any advice on how i can get dust mite powder on my hens without all the fuss i know they will make? is there an easy way?

  2. Can you buy an old sifter from a thrift store and try to sift some on them at nite when they are roosting. When I change the hay in my coop, I usually take a big handful of DE and rub it on the roosts,so far I haven't had any problem with mites or anything else on my hens I don't know if that helps but hope so. marrie
  3. a2ms4chickens

    a2ms4chickens Songster

    Dec 16, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    We use Miss Prissy's idea of using knee highs, or cutting pantyhose, put the powder in them, tie a knot and pat the chickens under the wings, vent and tummy. So far, so good.

    Good luck!!
  4. A mason jar works great. Put the powder in the jar, Then put the top on, followed by the ring. Then take a screwdriver and poke holes in the top. It works really easily.
  5. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    plastic spice jar like the kind garlic comes in clean it out good put it in the works like a charm
  6. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    I answered on the other post with this same question........
  7. Sissy

    Sissy Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    can anyone help? I am making a dust box
    20x20 14" deep
    what is the ratio of play sand , Peat moss and mite powder to use.

  8. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    that pantyhose idea is great! [​IMG]

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