Help with mites!!!!

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

  1. henrypalm34

    henrypalm34 New Egg

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
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    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:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/fo...yardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=56888

    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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 New Egg

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    Thanks. We'll see how it goes.
     

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