mites HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by muddyhorse, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Songster

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    I found some red mites on my silkies (insert screaming and freaking out) I have seen several conflicting treatments on here what works on the birds, I scoured the coop last night and doused it in liquid sevin. what do I use on the birds
    1 frontline spray
    2 ivomec on birds in water ???
    3 mite dust
    4 flea bath (some got this last night)
    Help please I'm cross posting in pests too
  2. Braclin

    Braclin KY Chicken Farmer

    Jul 5, 2010
    Quote from Chickens In Your Backyard. " Dust baths help eliminate body parasites, so the chickens should be able to dust when they want to. If they dont have a natural dusting place, its a good idea to provide them with some sort of dust bin of soft dry dirt. A little rotenone and sulfur (sold at nurseries as an insecticide for plants) mixed with the dirt will provide extra protection."
  3. Braclin

    Braclin KY Chicken Farmer

    Jul 5, 2010
    From Backyard Poultry magazine they did an article on using fresh or dried sage and rosemary in the nesting boxes and in the coop as a natural insecticide.
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member 9 Years

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Sevin dust.
  5. TsaLaGi Acres

    TsaLaGi Acres Songster

    Feb 4, 2010
    I spray Pemetherine (purchase at TSC) inside whole shed and run, including all cages..dose birds with a more diluted amount. I use 3 oz per gallon for buildings and 1oz per gallon for birds.. it's non toxic for ppl and animals but kills the stuffin out of mites, spiders, wasps, flies, fleas, and other bugs who tend to skeer me. Good luck!!
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    How many birds do you have? How bad is the infestation? My preference is a bath with flea/tick shampoo. If has thorough and immediate results. With dusting or spraying you may miss a spot. Frontline scares me. I generally follow a bath with ivermectin pour-on. However, if for one reason or another a bath doesn't work for me, I use just the ivermectin.
  7. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    does anyone know if powdered lime will help??? not the pellets, but the powder? I remember cleaning out the hen house 2 times a year and covering the floor with powdered lime as a child by my Grandmother's side...

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