Need Help Treating New Birds

The Egg Bandit

10 Years
Jan 8, 2010
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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