Mites AND lice...ugh

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by msdoolittle, May 22, 2010.

  1. msdoolittle

    msdoolittle Songster

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    Was collecting eggs today, and pulled out an egg....and my hand came back with several critters on it. Mites! Yuck. Checked the hens and sure enough, it's mites AND lice. I swear, it's like they just materialized overnight!

    Think I'll treat with Eprinex. Anyone else? Comments? I read withdrawal times are about 2 weeks. Haven't used Eprinex before, but have used oral ivermectin.

    Ugh. I'm just disgusted, lol. :0)
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member 9 Years

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    I recommend you use sevin dust. After you dust your chickens, dust inside their house, roost and nests. Redust everything again in 10 days, including your chickens.
     
  3. msdoolittle

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    I have ivermectin on hand, so I will dose the chickens with that, but will use Sevin dusting in the coop. I hate using chemicals, but I hate mites and lice more. I'll be putting out DE from now on.
     

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