1. 12chicks

    12chicks New Egg

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    Our chickens have feather mites. We have dusted our chickens twice with a powder that contains permethrin (.25). Should we dust them another time? How often should we dust them to avoid having this issue again. Also , we were surprised that the chickens had mites in the winter. We are in a cold climate. Is this common? Should we be dusting the nesting boxes as well as the coop?
     
  2. SugarDuck

    SugarDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes you should dust the coops and replace the bedding with cedar shavings before hand.
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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  4. Super Chickenman

    Super Chickenman Out Of The Brooder

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    I had heard that ceder shavings were poisonous to chickens???
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Don't use cedar shavings, just sprinkle some sevin dust on the bedding.
     
  6. Aj1911

    Aj1911 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the smell of ceder is bad for a chickens lungs

    if i was doing ceder i would do 1/4th ceder and 3/4ths pine and mix well

    should help with the bugs and be easier on the birds
     

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