Mite and Lice prevention?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ging3rhoffman, May 3, 2009.

  1. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    I wanted to be able to prevent mites and lice. My chicks are 8 weeks old and in a new coop and new sand run. When and what should I use to prevent mites and lice?

    Also, do I worm a month before they are to start laying eggs even if I dont see worms? I just want to prevent all that I can.

    I remove the straw out of their 8 x 10 coop every weeks, we put linolium down on the floor so it can easily be cleaned. There are 20 pullets total.

    Last edited: May 3, 2009
  2. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    DE is a great preventitive, you will find many sources of info on this topic here.

  3. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Eugene, Oregon
    Sounds like you got a nice set up there. I can't help with the worm bit, but Moodychicken had a post regarding "mite mix" that had rubbing alcohol and permethrin. Put it in a spray bottle and hose down the buggers. I would search the site for mite mix and it should come up. She has the ratio's etc. listed, too. I use it and it's worked for me. Good luck.
  4. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    thank you

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