Mites

rbhabear

In the Brooder
Aug 8, 2016
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I know how to identify and treat mights in a small flock (20) but I now have a large one (135) and I don't want to have to handle each bird to dust them. Does anyone have a suggestion?
thanks.
 

Stephine

Songster
May 30, 2016
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Sonoma
Sulfur. Do you have the chicken health book by Gail Damerow.? She talks about Sulfur being the best product to use for mites and other external pests. You can put some in their dust baths and it gets transferred even to chickens that don't dust bathe and you can put some in their feed, too.
 
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rbhabear

In the Brooder
Aug 8, 2016
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That may bee something to try. I was hopping that I could do something without haveing to pick each bird up and sprinkle stuff on them.
Do you know what a product is? Sulphur is a little vague.
Thanks
 

rbhabear

In the Brooder
Aug 8, 2016
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I lookked up elemental silphur and found bags of yellow powder. Seems like thats the stuff.
thanks I thing I'll give it a try.
Ryan
 

Stephine

Songster
May 30, 2016
923
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I lookked up elemental silphur and found bags of yellow powder.  Seems like thats the stuff. 
thanks I thing I'll give it a try.

dosage is 1 1/2 to 2 oz per 50 lbs feed, Or add to their dust bathing spots. It works to control mites, lice, fleas, ticks.
Ryan
 

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