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Mites/Lice and Liquid Sevin

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fresheggs4u, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. fresheggs4u

    fresheggs4u Songster

    Dec 6, 2007
    I think I have a lice or mite problem. I have noticed a lot of white specks around the heads of my hens and pullets.

    Can i use liquid sevin and spray them rather than dusting?


  2. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

    Oct 16, 2008
    I would not use Sevin at all if you plan on eating the eggs. Feed them with and dust coop bedding nest boxes with DE. It is totally natural and the mites eat it and die. It will not harm your birds.
    [email protected] email this BYU member as she sells DE and knows alot about it. There are also alot of threads on Byu about using DE for fleas, mites etc.
    There are several types of De and you only want to use Food Grade
    which is usually 1 % silica.
  3. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

    Oct 16, 2008
  4. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

    Oct 16, 2008
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