Fleas & mites

mikeallenbrown

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 18, 2014
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I've recently discovered that my coop is seriously infested with fleas & mites. It's about as bad as it can get. My first reaction is to lock out my flock for 12 hours and bug bomb the coop but I'm hoping for a more eco-friendly solution. Any suggestions, tips/tricks, etc. is very much welcome. Secondary to this...how often do you guys clean the coop? I try to do it monthly. I rack as much poop us I can, shovel it into a wheel barrel, and dispose of it. Help!
 

brownduck0234

In the Brooder
May 3, 2015
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I would clean your chicken coop as good as you can like taking out all the sheddings, cleaning the roosts, cleaning the walls, and the nesting boxes. There is also stuff called Poultry Dust for mites and lice that you spread on the ground, roosts, and chickens themselves. If that doesn't work then I would consider the insect bomb but make sure it is all natural. After using the bomb you might want to let your chicken coop air out for a day or two to be on the safe side.
 

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