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Dusting Sulphur???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chix-in-GA, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Chix-in-GA

    Chix-in-GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all...Just got back from the local Feed store with a question.

    I know that I should dust my birds for mites...seeing as how I am new to the chicken thing I went to the feed store to ask what I should use. The nice guy at the store gave me "Hi-Yield dusting sulphur".

    Is this OK to dust my chickens with? And can I dust my young RIR, they are 12 weeks old?

    Thanks in advance to all you chicken guru's... [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2008
  2. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apparently you got it from the Nashville Feed Store..No doubt it will kill lice and mites, But I would not use it on poultry or pets..If it were me I would take it back and ask for 5% sevin..If they don't have it I'm sure Mrs Griner does..Fred's has it also....
     
  3. Chix-in-GA

    Chix-in-GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yet again you are my local 411 for everything. I never thought of Freds...Funny. I think i will not go to the Feed store anymore.

    Thanks again
     
  4. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    He might mean a product called Dri-Kill which is a mixture of sulfur and rotenone, I have a container as a precaution against mites, ticks, lice...good instructions on container, use mainly around vents and under wings. Can be sprinkled on bedding, on roosts and in nests, too. I haven't been able to find Sevin yet, and I know Miss Prissy and many other folks here like it.
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2008

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