Help mites on the babies!!!!!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by 1sttimer, May 18, 2010.

  1. 1sttimer

    1sttimer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the keets are 7 days old and they have mites. can anyone help me???? any meds or home remidies i should try??
     
  2. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Clean everything. Remove all bedding, wipe down the brooder with diluted bleach or a mite/lice spray, sterilize feeders and waterers the same way, etc... Do that every 7 days or sooner if you can but the new generation of mites/lice will hatch within 7-10days. For what to put on the keets it would help to know how old they are. I just used poultry protector spray and an essential oil based dog mosquito spray on my chickens and coop with 6week old chicks to kill mites because I couldn't find anything better. I finally got a hold of sevin dust which works better but is more toxic and less safe.
     
  3. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    Do as instructed as above but dust your critters, their house (up about 2 ft) with sevin dust. It will kill them but you must repeat in 7 days. Don't freak......they will die , i just went through this.
     
  4. 1sttimer

    1sttimer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the guineas will die or the mites and where can i get sevin dust???
     
  5. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Most places that sell gardening supplies have sevin dust. It's used to kill garden pests.
     
  6. 1sttimer

    1sttimer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks
     
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  7. laturcotte1

    laturcotte1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All poutry love to dust themselves in the dirt. Take a rake and loosen up some of the soil in their pen, they will watch you and when you're done they will go over and bath themselves. Take some Sevin dust and mix it in with the dirt, they will bath and dust with the powder at the same time. Guinea are really not fond of being handled so this is much less stressful. The following week I'll pick another spot and start all over again.
     
  8. 1sttimer

    1sttimer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks
     
  9. Cacklin" Hens

    Cacklin" Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use diotamoceus earth (spelling?). This stuff works great on killing mites!
     
  10. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sevin works fine on chicks and keets. Been using it for years. Even safe for dustng a hen and nest with new chicks in it. Dust again in 10 days to get the new mites.......Pop
     

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