Mites and fleas? What type of powder/spray to buy?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FarmerGrant011, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. FarmerGrant011

    FarmerGrant011 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2011
    Sugar Land, TX
    I was told that I need to get some powder or spray for my birds. They dont have anything (that I know of) and I would like to keep it that way. But I don't want to use anything bad (as in for the environment). Are there any organic or all natural powders or sprays for keeping mites and fleas away? This would help out alot! [​IMG]

  2. lovinmy2angels

    lovinmy2angels Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2009
    Madison, Va
    I use Y-Tex Gard Star Garden and Poultry Dust. Works Great. Put under the wings and place a pan of dirt and some sand in the pen for dust bathing and put the powder in that as well. This way, they treat theireselves. You can also use this powder on your garden for a multitude of bugs.
  3. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    To have on hand you could buy Sevin dust, found in the garden center.
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    There is Poultry Protector. I have it and use it some for spraying the coop. But I don't know how effective it is.

    I only tried using on chickens when they had an active infestation - I didn't realize they did until afterwards but it didn't get rid of it. I think it is a good preventative like DE but with an active infestation chemicals are needed.

    Also if you have a woodstove, you can place ashes, DE, sand, and dirt in a concrete mixing tub or the like for them to dust bathe in. Keep it out of the rain.
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2012
  5. LiLRedCV

    LiLRedCV Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2010
    Land of the Rain
    Diatomaceous Earth (aka DE) which is just fossil shell flour and not a chemical.

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