1. sandra1

    sandra1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there a more natural remedy for mites out there?
     
  2. pupsicle

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    More natural than what?

    Research diatomaceous earth -- it's about as natural as it gets. It's ground up, fossilized diatoms.
     
  3. sandra1

    sandra1 Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you. I will research it.
     
  4. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
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    If you can keep a really clean coop it might help, but who has the time? Mites crawl off of the chicken and hide on the roosts/etc during the day, as I understand it.

    I polyurethaned the roosts and the floor of the coop so that I could wipe them off with detergent every day. That seems to keep them away, but who knows how long it will work.

    If your chickens are already infested I would go with an insecticide, then clean the coop and use diatomaceous earth as a preventative. It does not remove mites in most cases.
     
  5. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    I ordered "Red Lake Earth" from Meyers Hatchery. It is suppose to take care of Mites,lice and worms. You just put it in a containter that you can poke some holes in and sprinkle it in your coop, roost and run once a week. You dont have to worry about eating the eggs either. It wasnt that expensive. A thought just occured to me, I think i will buy one of those glass jars with the silver lid for putting parmesan cheese in and use that for sprinkling.
     
  6. sandra1

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    Thank you everyone. I guess I should have specified that they are chicks that are 4 weeks old and still in the house. I will head out and get the DE. Thanks.
     
  7. kev36

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    What i used is scalex and i have used Ivlamex poron,I dilut it with water and spray them.The best time is at night or when their roosten.
    When i frist bring new chicken and any outher burds in i spray them and vactanate them for pmv and wormed them and cocsiticstoutes them.Parden the spelling.
    You can use front line on them also put under their wings at the arm pit area and a drop on thier but area it will get ridof mites.
     

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