1. ydalhsif

    ydalhsif Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 17, 2010
    can i wash my hens with flea shampoo to kill feather mites? also could i use a flea spray on them? i am already using de powder and a little sulfer powder.also mixing a lttle bit of cedar shavings with pine shavings in nest. i had given them a bath with castile soap and a little orange oil. then clipped there feathers around their vent to try to get rid of eggs. this helped for awhile but i didnt get to repeat it within the 7 days so they still have them. i was trying to do this organically but now i need something stronger. i need to sell some of these but cant until they are free from mites. any ideas or answers will be appreciated.
  2. NHchicks

    NHchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2010
    Try something stronger - an insecticide dust such as Sevin or Prozap, or Eprinex pour-on.

    Also, I believe cedar is toxic to chickens, might not want to line their nests with cedar shavings.
    Last edited: May 16, 2011

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