Mite Dusting

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Breshcandra, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Breshcandra

    Breshcandra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Granite Falls, WA
    Should I wait to put the mite stuff on my chickens till after my broody hatches her eggs? I don't see any but my easter eggers are molting again. And one is getting peeked a little. I am also thinking of deworming them as I am only getting one maybe 2 eggs a day.
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Before the broody hatches. That way the chicks come into a place without mites.
     
  3. RayKat2008

    RayKat2008 Out Of The Brooder

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    We use food grade D. Earth to dust our little flock. It's safe to use at any time. Heck, they can even eat the stuff! I just put a little in their nesting box and place some in their favorite dust bathing spot. They basically dust themselves for maintenance. If we notice any problems we go in after they have taken to their roost at night, fill an old tube sock with the stuff and powder them down.
     
  4. RayKat2008

    RayKat2008 Out Of The Brooder

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    Also, you can add a little ACV to their water for the worming issue. Much gentler than the commercial grade stuff.
     
  5. Breshcandra

    Breshcandra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Granite Falls, WA
    Thank you. This is most helpful. I had a hen quit sitting on a eggs so I am trying not to bug this one to much.
     

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