first time MITES, questions..

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by princess araucana, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. princess araucana

    princess araucana Songster

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    I just cleaned the heck out of the coop and sprinkled poultry dust under shavings and on roosts.

    Next is to dust the birds. But how can I catch them?!

    Is it ok to let them in the clean coop now and dust them at night when they are still?

    From what I can tell they have northern fowl mites. I saw one on an egg, picked up a chicken and saw about 5 on her. The coop nor the chicken was teeming with them so I am hoping it is not too bad.

    Just ordered DE to help keep things clean.

    Is there anything else I should do or know??

    Thanks! as always, love you guys!!
     

  2. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Songster

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    I wait untill dark 30 when they are on the roost. with a flash light I catch, dust and put in dog crate one at a time and then release. Much less stress for you and the chickens. Dust now and again in 10 days to get nits.
     
  3. princess araucana

    princess araucana Songster

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    Thanks! Good advice!
     

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