Dusting momma for mites-Babies?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by IonaFarm, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. IonaFarm

    IonaFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen with 2 three week old chicks. Need to dust hen for mites, but what about the chicks? I think they're too small.

    Plus they get under her, will the dust on her bother the chicks? Never delt with this before-Help!
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2010
  2. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I'd dust her well with Sevin and let the chicks' getting under/against her take care of any mites on them.
     
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  3. IonaFarm

    IonaFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the reply.
    My one concern is powder getting in chicks eyes or nostrils.
    I'm in SE Indy.
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    It's worth the risk if they have that many mites. You could use Adams flea and tick spray or dust; supposedly it's a little less toxic, and it works. If I already had the Sevin, though, I'd just go ahead and use it.
     

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