Mites!!! Plz Help!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ninjascrub69, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    after i got back in from the coop my arms were coverd in mites, what can i do to get rid of them? do they harm chickens?

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  2. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Either give them a good dusting in a pillowcase or plastic trash bag containing Sevin dust or dip them into a five-gallon bucket of water and liquid Sevin. Do it again in ten days to destroy the newly hatched mites from eggs that stayed on during the first treatment.

    ETA Yes, they can and do harm the chickens; they suck out their blood.
     
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  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Make sure you dust their house, roosts and nests...redust everything in 10 days.
     
  4. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

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    Is 5% Sevin the best to use?? [​IMG]
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Yes.
     

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