Fast and Effective dusting!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cluckcluckluke, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    I have a large flock and it usually take ages to treat my hens all individually with lice and mite powder so I am looking out for fast and effective ways to apply the powder.
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    whoops, I thought this might be about dusting in a house. I sure wanted to find out how to do it fast. I hate dusting, rather shovel snow.
  3. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Yeah, it takes so long. I found out one just then.

    Put all the powder in a garbage bag, then put the chicken in but keep the head out. Then shake the bag around coating the chicken in the powder. Sounds good but not sure how affective.
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2013
  4. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2011
    Gray, TN
    I use a flour sifter, you know the metal ones with the squeeze bar on the handle? I just go out at night and go from bird to bird on the perch, sifting as I lift wings and spread tail feathers. I dump any excess where they dust bathe so the next day they can roll around and reach any spots I missed.
  5. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Oh, that's a good idea. I knew people had ones that where to good not to part with[​IMG].

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