Mites in Duck Coop - Yuk!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Enchanted Sunrise Farms, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 26, 2007
    Fair Oaks, California
    After pulling out to dump and refill the water bin i keep in the duck coop, my hands came up covered in red colored mites. i was reading elsewhere and sounds like they are Northern mites. i have chickens also, but all except one are penned separately. Hope they don't have mites, too. i check them all frequently and haven't seen them.

    Anyhow, i can't get someone out to muck out all the hay in the duck coop till this weekend. In the meantime, i am thinking sprinkling DE over the hay, then more clean hay on top of that? Spraying the inside of the structure with Poultry Protector? But i need to treat my ducks, too. i have Ivermectin Pour On. Wondering if anyone knows the dosage for ducks. When i treat my chickens i do 1-2 drops for my bantams and 3 drops for my one standard size chicken.

    Any other suggestions on how to treat mites on ducks or in their pens?
  2. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2012
    LP Michigan
    Head over to the Natural Chicken Keeping Thread and ask there. I think DE is a good start.

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