How do you treat ducks for mites

Robenco

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Jul 9, 2018
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We have rescued 2 ducks from a home where they never got baths and about 20 plus in a muddy pen. How do you treat your duck for mites and any other issue they may have? They did not have access to a lot of water. Did not look like they had a lot of food either. Please help
 

Soon2BChixMom

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Are you sure they have mites?
You can treat them with permethrin just as you would chickens, but I wouldn't treat them if they don't have them. It would also take care of lice if they have it.
Make sure they have access to fresh clean water deep enough to dip their eyes and nares in plus a small pool for bathing especially since they came from conditions where they most likely didn't have access to bath water.
I would check them over really well to see what they might be dealing with.
How many ducks do you have?
 

Robenco

In the Brooder
Jul 9, 2018
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Crossville, TN
Are you sure they have mites?
You can treat them with permethrin just as you would chickens, but I wouldn't treat them if they don't have them. It would also take care of lice if they have it.
Make sure they have access to fresh clean water deep enough to dip their eyes and nares in plus a small pool for bathing especially since they came from conditions where they most likely didn't have access to bath water.
I would check them over really well to see what they might be dealing with.
How many ducks do you have?
We have 4 - 2 recue ducks not sure hoe old and ones from Tractor Supply about 10 weeks old. They are still separated until the ones get used to everyone. We also have 4 chickens. Just not sure of the sex yet of the ducks.
 

Robenco

In the Brooder
Jul 9, 2018
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Crossville, TN
Hmm?
Ducks don't generally get mites.
Ummmm?
Let them bath and feed them an all flock feed. I feed a grower/ finisher feed. Supply feed and water 24/7
The rescue ducks did not have much water where they were at. But now they have a mini pool to do what they want to and tons of food and water. Just waiting for them to get used of everyone and to see if they are male or female. but not sure how to tell if they are male or female. some say the quaking but the rescue ones kind of hackles and no curled feathers and our 10 week old don't quack much and not curled feathers yet.
 

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The rescue ducks did not have much water where they were at. But now they have a mini pool to do what they want to and tons of food and water. Just waiting for them to get used of everyone and to see if they are male or female. but not sure how to tell if they are male or female. some say the quaking but the rescue ones kind of hackles and no curled feathers and our 10 week old don't quack much and not curled feathers yet.
Keep waiting
 

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