Dust Mites!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by linziloo, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. linziloo

    linziloo New Egg

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    Jun 23, 2011
    Hi all, i am just wondering if anyone can help me..
    I think my coop is infested with dust mites... i have treated it today with mite powder and also did the chickens too.
    Right my question is?
    Do i sweep out the powder before the chickens go to bed....or
    Do i just leave it in and put some clean bedding in for them ..
    I don't have a clue what to do?
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  2. oxfordethan

    oxfordethan Out Of The Brooder

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    I did my first mite treatment yesterday. I used a "livestock dust" that was recommended by the feed store. I noticed a few mites around the vent area so I got a plastic easter egg (the kind that splits in 2) and used half of it as a dust cup. I scooped out a little bit, held the hen with one hand, put the cup to the vent and dusted it. I also dusted under their wings and between their legs. I did a light sprinkleing in the coop, nest boxes and dust bath area. I don't know If i did it correctly or not...just winging it.
     
  3. linziloo

    linziloo New Egg

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    Yes i'm kind of winging it too...
    i love my hens, and just want the best for them
    Thanks for your reply
     

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