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Natural Remedies Against Mites?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Forestlass, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. Forestlass

    Forestlass In the Brooder

    Jul 16, 2011
    Hey, everyone. I made a post a few days ago about my sick turkey. Her poo is nearly normal, she's slowly eating pellets again, as well as tomatoes and chard, and I've been feeding her eggs 2-3 times per day. But she still seems slow and weak, and possibly getting weaker.

    I checked her for mites and LO! She has them! So, I've treated her with this spray they sell here (I'm in Turkey) that I've used on them before, called Propetamphos. But I'd like to use something natural as a preventative. Does anyone know any good natural treatments? Neem oil?

    Also, since I'm treating her for the mites and she doesn't seem to have any other problems, do you guys think she could recover? Anyone had experiences with stuff like this? I've done some searches through the forums, but people often don't tell the outcome of their situations...

    Gah, hopefully someday I'll get to make a happy post here!

  2. weirdturkeyfreak

    weirdturkeyfreak Songster

    Jul 28, 2010
    hey there,
    i live in USA. and what always naturally worked for me was to let them take dirty baths, it kicks the
    mites off- what they do is roll in the dirt. but if u don't range feed your birds or handle them
    becareful they might run away-- i trained my birds to stay in the yard; i put a harness
    and leash on her then tied her to a weight (you need to watch her for predators so they don't kill her)

    either that or take her and a broom to the boundaries of where u live, then chase her with it
    into your yard. sometimes you need to do these a couple times, they are smart
    it only took me 3 times to get my turkey to figure it out-- but sometimes they
    forget so u gotta remind them

    hope i helped! [​IMG]
  3. SAHMof2

    SAHMof2 Chirping

    Sep 11, 2010
    I wonder if DE would help mites or VermX? From what I recall its a strong orange oil that keeps them off.
  4. Jocasta

    Jocasta Songster

    Apr 8, 2011
    I use diatom powder for mites - works a charm [​IMG]

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