Mites, lice, ticks. idk

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by the 412 chicks, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. the 412 chicks

    the 412 chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lately me and my dad had built a new coop and my girls havent been laying and today i was petting one of my girls and she layed down thinking i was a roo and i noticed either mites ticks or lice. all i know is that they had some brown in them. if you could please help me by how i could cure them and prevent them from comming back.
    thanks.
     
  2. the 412 chicks

    the 412 chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is there any support
     
  3. peaceful

    peaceful Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am trying to research mites and not finding too much yet but here is what I know so far: best to clean the coop well and then spread wood ashes and/or food grade diatomaceous earth in and around the coop and even on the birds to help deter/prevent mites etc. Also you can use permethrin ("Poultry dust") to treat. (I personally am looking for natural options because I lost years to a toxity poisoning (lead/pesticides/molds).)
     

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