first time MITES, questions..

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

  1. princess araucana

    princess araucana Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Good advice!
     

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