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dust mite powder

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

  1. eggshell

    eggshell In the Brooder

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

    Sissy Songster

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    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
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    that pantyhose idea is great! [​IMG]
     

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