Need Help Treating New Birds

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by The Egg Bandit, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. The Egg Bandit

    The Egg Bandit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi y'all! My neighbor is experiencing financial difficulties over her feed bill and is letting me have some of her flock. The thing is: some of the chickens have leg mites. I am setting up a separate quarrantine pen for all these birds, which will later contain rabbit hutches and a vegetable garden. What would be the best treatment to use? And how long to withhold eggs/meat? She is suggesting a Malathion dip for their feet, but I get drastically ill every time I even smell a hint of Malathion, and really don't want to contaminate the soil. If I were to dust them with Permethrin, would that do the trick? I intend to keep them from my clean flocks for at least 30 days after treatment.
    Thanks so much for your help!
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  2. peaceful

    peaceful Chillin' With My Peeps

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