How long do mites take to die?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cmfarm, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dusted my chickens with Hy-Yield Garden pet and livestock dust and I was wondering how long it would take to kill the mites on them. I think I read that I should dust them agian in 11 days, is that right? If so is it just the chickens or should I do the pen again also?
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2011
  2. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use seven dust and they drop dead right then. You then re-treat in 10 days or so to get any newly hatching ones.
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  3. karma

    karma Out Of The Brooder

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    I use food grade diatamacius(sp) earth(de's) and it takes a few days, but you can still eat the eggs and there are no poisions. I also put this fossil dust in the nest boxes & on the floor.
     

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