Mites! What do I do

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by first time farmer, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. first time farmer

    first time farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have just figured out that my hens have mites.How do I treat this?
     
  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dust them and the whole coop with Sevin Dust........Pop
     
  3. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

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    You can use frontline or ivermec too.
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:x2. Repeat dusting both in 10 days.
     
  5. first time farmer

    first time farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    would my feed store have Seven dust? Its an ace hardware?
     
  6. Grand-hen-ma

    Grand-hen-ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I battled mites it seems like forever. I treated every 7 to 10 days with 7. I scrubbed every inch of the pens, I treated out side around the pens. I treated the chickens and I even hand picked any mites I saw on the girls. In 2 to 3 days, I would see mites again. I had such an infestation I even lost a Roo. Then I got to reading up on mites and figured I might have a rat/mouse issue, which are big carriers of mites. So my husband and I declared war, tore the barn apart. We emptied everything, cut out the bottom inside wood and found nests upon nests of rats! I tell you honestly that in 2 days we killed 88 rats of various ages. That was 3 weeks ago. We put out rat/mouse poison, in those little house things that you need a key to get into to change the poison. Since we did that, and I treated once again with 7 and killed about 30 more rats, then treated the girls twice with Ivermec, the mite issue is over. THANK GOD!!! I know we still have a few more rats and I will get them too, but I believe the Ivermec was one of the biggest helps of all. I keep my pens cleaned and only use sand for their floor. That helps with cleanup.

    Hope this helps Good luck!
     
  7. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Good stuff, that Ivermec. The absolute best product for infestations is Adams Flea and Tick Dip. Mix it as directed and after you dip all the birds up to the top of their necks, spray the whole area with it. You can still eat the eggs, which is not recommended with Ivermec for 2 weeks. You can still smell Adams on them for a month(not objectional), so there is no need to reaply in 10 days as with most products. Just something for future referrence.........Pop
     
  8. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Yes, most feed stores, hardware stores, and garden centers will have Sevin Dust.........Pop
     
  9. Grand-hen-ma

    Grand-hen-ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks POP, appreciate it!
     
  10. first time farmer

    first time farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes thank you very much i am going to go get some tomorrow after work.
     

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