1. Kenny31

    Kenny31 In the Brooder

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    hi my chickens have mites i give them garlic in there water i also use DE in there coops and dust baths but it seems not to be working is there something else i can use to get rid of them
     
  2. Angeline1978

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    If you're bedding with straw, the mites are in the straw. I had that problem. Started bedding with big chip sawdust.
     
  3. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I have no idea why the DE fad is so strong, it does NOT kill mites!

    Clean the coop and treat the coop and the chickens with permethrin. Most people use a poultry or horse dust with permethrin in it. I greatly prefer using a spray (usually marked for kittens and dogs etc.), but it is all the same drug.

    It works great. You do need to treat twice, 3 times is best if you have a true infestation.
     
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  4. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    I use this natural mite spray killer to kill mites on my chickens. 55BD8FF5-0ED6-4A0E-BA3A-6500B3760BEE.jpeg
     
  5. Kenny31

    Kenny31 In the Brooder

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    im using pine bedding
     
  6. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake


    Pine bedding is great.

    But whatever you are using you now need to clean it all out and treat the coop and the birds.
     
  7. Kenny31

    Kenny31 In the Brooder

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    what can i use to treat my coops i heard about using sevin dust
     
  8. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    you have options. .. I can't remember what is in Sevin dust.. I have never seen it in real life :confused:

    You want a product that says it has permethrin.

    I have found it in the feed store in Poultry Dust, Horse Dust, and concentrated spray. I have found it in the local general store in a dog and cat lice and tick spray.

    I like spray better... I find it is easier to apply.. and for the dust, you do really need a face mask. :sick

    Clean out the coop... then spray or dust all cracks and crevices with whatever it is that you found.

    Then treat all of the chickens...

    repeat in about 7 days.
     
  9. Kenny31

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    ok thank you i will get something with permethrin in it and try that
     

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