How do I use mite dust?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bokbok, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. Bokbok

    Bokbok In the Brooder

    Feb 27, 2007
    My hens have no feathers on the undersides, if you know what I mean, so I got the dust to control the mites. But after reading the information on the can, which turns out to be nothing but extensive warnings on how toxic this substance is, there are no directions on how exactly to go about using the dust. It's called "Garden and Poultry Dust" by Prozap. I didn't know if I should make an area of dirt mixed with dust that they would bathe in, sprinkle the dust directly on the chickens, or sprinkle it all over the inside of their coop. Also, if this is so harmful to humans, why is it okay for chickens? Will I be able to eat the eggs after this, or will I need to wait a couple weeks?

    I have a couple of each: Australorp, Orpington, and Ameracauna
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Sorry I have no clue - I hope someone will be able to help.

    I use DE - and I don't put it ON my girls, I put it in their dust bath area.
  3. xrayman

    xrayman In the Brooder

    Apr 4, 2007
    Central IA
    I use Seven, probably about the same thing as what you use. I clean the coop good before and re-bed and sprinkle it around the coop then leave a litter box of it that they can dust in

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