how to prevent mites?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by backyardchickenfarmer, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. backyardchickenfarmer

    backyardchickenfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, How would i prevent mites? is there anything i could put on the chickens to stop the mites? or something to detire them from going on the chickens?Thanks
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    When I clean there coop I use a little Sevin on the floor, perches, and nest boxes. I have yet to have a problem with mites doing it this way.
     
  3. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds a little like you have been having a problem. If so, dip all your birds in a good flea and tick dog dip, like Adams. Make sure you do this on a warm day so they can dry before night. That, along with spraying the roost with WD40 and dusting the coop with sevin dust, should do it........Pop
     
  4. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Using Adams is not necessary to dip
    just buy the can of spray on
    catch the bird hold a finger over the vent as yiou don't want the spray to go up in the vent
    spray good and let it work

    best way is to take a box and put 1/2 bag of soil or sand and add 1 cup of sevin 5% or Diatomaceous earth food grade
    not pool grade de
    go to my web site and read articles on mites and lice
     
  5. backyardchickenfarmer

    backyardchickenfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, Thanks, I also heard of people who put a drop of frontline under the chickens wing, If thats true, how many times should i do it?
     
  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I spread food grade DE all over the coop and roosts when I clean it out. I also add the DE to their sand/dustbath box, so they dust themselves with it. I haven't had any problems so far and my chickens are getting a chemical free treatment. [​IMG]
     
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  7. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just sprinkle Mule Team Borax around the coop and never have a problem
     
  8. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use Prozap poultry dust (with permethrins) only if I find evidence of mites. I dust the vent area and under each wing, and again in 5 days to kill any hatched mites.

    I use DE (diatomaceous earth) in my coop shavings and in my run floor as a preventive.

    Good luck!
     
  9. backyardchickenfarmer

    backyardchickenfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, were can i get food grade DE?
     

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