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Lice and mites

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by 19marvinn, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. 19marvinn

    19marvinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls are showing the signs of having mites. (Biting wings, feathers falling out around base of tail and vent.) I want to nip it before it gets out of hand. I plan on spraying and dusting the coop and run with sevin. How should I directly treat the girls? Thanks.
     
  2. newhenintown

    newhenintown Out Of The Brooder

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    Having the same issue but my chickens are giving themselves dust baths so.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    The northern fowl mite is showing resistance to the active ingredient in Sevin (carbaryl), so probably better to get permethrin dust or spray.
    Check out this link:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1134783/permethrin-spray

    -Kathy
     
  4. 19marvinn

    19marvinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kathy, I read that post and want to do this spray. I got confused when you started talking about all that math. Should I just get the spray from TSC and spray my birds and the coop and run? Thanks
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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  6. 19marvinn

    19marvinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay! So I'm on my way to get the permethrin. I take 5 ml of it and mix it into 1 quart of water and spray my girls? Do the same with the coop/run?
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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  8. 19marvinn

    19marvinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much Miss Kathy! Have a happy thanksgiving!
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    You're welcome! Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.
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    -Kathy
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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