mite re infestation prevention

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by heeler dog, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. heeler dog

    heeler dog New Egg

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    Hello I use De but my chickens still got mites. Kept coop clean too. They are happiest when free ranging, but I do have wild turkey's that roam through at times. Do I have to keep them locked up? They hate it....
     
  2. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roosters free range and I have wild turkeys in the same area, but I haven't noticed any mites on my birds yet. I keep a cat litterbox full of wood ashes in my coop for them to dust bath in.
     
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Do they have a good dust bath and do they use it? That's really important.
     
  4. heeler dog

    heeler dog New Egg

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    They dust all the time and have a few dust spots they like.
    I sprinkle De around the areas they favor, in coop and even do a white wash. I did not use the ashes, but can mix it with the de in the dust areas. I just don't want these mites again.
     
  5. lovemychicns

    lovemychicns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone

    I am a new owner of chickens and I wanted to tell you about a product called "Kleen Green" It's a natural Enzyme that kills all types of mites including Northern and poultry. I just ordered the product for my self. The woman I talked to says she uses it in her coop and loves it. here is the link. http://naturalginesis.reachlocal.com/coupon/?scid=349413

    Has anyone one else ever heard of it or used it. I am all for natural products. There is alot of information when you get to the home page just scroll down.

    Karen
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2008
  6. BUMPKIN

    BUMPKIN Out Of The Brooder

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    I have sprinkled 5% Sevin dust in the dust beds of my chickens and it seems to work well. Just don't put any in their nest boxes.
     
  7. Cocky

    Cocky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it benificial to put wod ashes in you pen?
     
  8. heeler dog

    heeler dog New Egg

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    which of the Kleen Green products did you use for your coop?
     

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