Ivermectin and Mites - timeframe?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by puddinbabe, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. puddinbabe

    puddinbabe Out Of The Brooder

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    How long does it take Ivermectin to kill mites? I put 4 drops of the pour on Ivermectin on one of my hens yesterday and I can still see lots of mites moving in the feathers. Do it take awhile to work?
     
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    You need to treat all the birds and clean and dust the coop with permethrin, all the same day. Then repeat in ten days or so. I use Ivermectin 1% solution at 1ml. per 100 lbs. body weight. It may be safe at 1 ml. per 80 lbs. body weight too. Mary
     
  3. puddinbabe

    puddinbabe Out Of The Brooder

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    I used the Ivermectin pour on, so 3 drops on my light weight hen. I've got a huge fenced in coop so I can't imagine I'm going to be able to dust it all, but I'll try. She's not in the coop right now so I'll treat everyone else and dust when I put this one chicken back in the main coop.
     

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