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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by muddyhorse, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Songster

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    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. lynxs1981

    lynxs1981 Chirping

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    sevin dust to my understanding
     
  3. midget_farms

    midget_farms Songster

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    Couple things - First 7 dust on the birds & on the ground around the coop & in the run. The birds will dust themselves there & take care of the issue.

    Second - if the mites have already infected your birds feet they will need to be treated. Slather a thick coat of vaseline on their legs & feet. Any mites under their scales will suffocate.

    You may need to treat with vaseline again in 1 week.


    7 dust (& liquid 7) is very safe for the birds. Do not worry about hurting them.
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Flea bath is best for a small number of birds. If you have 30 or 40, that would be a lot of work. If you use ivermectin, the pour-on is generallly considered better and more effective than that mixed into their water. I honestly usually do both.
     
  5. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Songster

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    thanks for the info sonoran I bathed 45 silkies last night [​IMG] the other side of the coop gets bathes tonight. can ducks get the mites too ? i didn't see any but... can the bath and the ivomec be used within 24 hours of each other ?
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Good question?
    i didn't see any but... can the bath and the ivomec be used within 24 hours of each other ?

    I do; usually on skin while feathers stilll wet.​
     
  7. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Songster

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    thanks for the reply I'm less freaked out than I was but I hope I get it under control quick 'cause [​IMG] poor babies
     

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