dadsgirl

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Jun 30, 2008
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I HAVE SOME CHICKENS THAT HAVE SEVERAL MITES ON THEIR COMBS, DOES ANYONE KNOW THE BEST WAY TO GET RID OF THEM? THANK, ANGIE
 

Barnyard

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You can use Ivomec on the back of there neck. Works really well for worms and mites. You can get it at tractor supply.

Oh and in the future please do not type in all caps. It is like you are yelling, (I found out the hard way)
 

HenSpa

Songster
11 Years
Sep 19, 2008
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I was told to use 7-Dust; but you actually use the lesser concentrated 5-dust. Can get it at Feed & Seed store. You put it under their wings and on their tails about once a month. I've also seen some other sprays and things you could put in their water to help keep mites down. Check out First State Vet Supply's website. They have some of these secondary things I mentioned.
 

Pine Grove

Songster
12 Years
Jul 18, 2007
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Lakeland, Ga
Are you sure its not stick tite/sand fleas instead of mites? With them being on the combs of several birds I'd say its fleas..
 
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dadsgirl

Songster
11 Years
Jun 30, 2008
125
0
129
jay, florida
they actually do look like fleas to me, what do i do for these, and how do they get them?? thanks, angie
 

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Songster
11 Years
Mar 12, 2008
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Well if they're a light brown color, they're lice. And i use Sevin dust(yes, spelled that way)--I get it at walmart in the lawn and garden section for under $5. I use a large rubbermaid bin to dust them in as it keeps some of the dust in and you don't waste so much. I place the bird in the bin, dust them over real good(try not to get in their eyes or face), dust under the wings and then repeat in a week. You'll want to do the whole flock as they spread real fast and this will protect the ones that may not have them yet from getting them. Good luck!
 

Barnyard

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which Ivomec is it that you need for the back of their neck?
~Rebecca

Ivomec Eprinex. It is actually used for cattle as a wormer, but works really well for poultry. For Large fowl you would use .5 cc's, for bantam's you would use .25 cc's. You just put it on the lower part of the neck. You can repeat every 6 months.​
 

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