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Help with mites!!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by henrypalm34, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. henrypalm34

    henrypalm34 Hatching

    Apr 27, 2011
    I bought a 2 lb duster of Permthrin Poultry and Garden dust. (thats what the local store had) There isn't much for directions on the bottle. I have 8 chickens and need to get rid of the mites from the chickens and coop. Can I apply to chickens? Will this stuff kill my kids?

  2. emys

    emys Songster

    Nov 19, 2008

    Yes, apply it directly to the chickens and clean the coop and apply in all hiding places/cracks in wood in the coop area as well. See this post for more tips on dusting chickens:


    It won't kill your kids, but don't let them lick it up just in case. (Try not to breathe in large amounts of it either.)

    FYI - Eprinex is an easier solution for the future if you can get your hands on some.
  3. lucky acres

    lucky acres In the Brooder

    Dec 14, 2010
    If you have free range chickens or they have a favorite dusting area. put some in there too that way it get into all the crevisis..
  4. henrypalm34

    henrypalm34 Hatching

    Apr 27, 2011
    Thanks. We'll see how it goes.

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