more questions about treatment for mites

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickfan, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. chickfan

    chickfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a bottle of Ivermetcin INJECTIBLE for cattle. I have read that some put ivermectin pour on, on the backs of chickens. I'm wondering if I can do that with the injectible? I know to use just a couple of drops on bantams, and a tiny bit more on larger chickens, of the pour on. And if It is OK to do this, do I need to hold off eating the eggs, and if so, for how long? I have been reading several hours today, and can't seem to find the exact answers I need.
    I have seen mites on two chickens..have looked at 4 others and don't see them. Makes no sense to me. I'll treat them all (32 chickens). I have guineas and ducks that will be impossible to catch, I fear. They all interact nicely, so I hope they are not carrying any mites. I have treated the two that I saw the mites on, with DE.
    Thanks!
     
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  3. darin367

    darin367 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i've used the pour on and it works great...... you better check things out n be positive before you use chemicals on your flock....... i think the pour on is only 10 bucks,, check ebay or amazon....... it will last you for years!!!!
     
  4. darin367

    darin367 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and just as a precaution i didn't eat eggs for 3 or 4 weeks, don't remember........ treat birds then treat them again in 10 days i think.............. i think "speckled hen" gave me the info when i had trouble....maybe you can private message her...
     
  5. chickfan

    chickfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you both for your replies. I pulled up the website and see lots of information, so I've saved it and will read. I may just buy some pour-on and then throw away the eggs for a few days. I'll read more before I make a decision. I'm going to get rid of a few soon, and I don't want to be spreading mites around.
     

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