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Neighbor has bad mite infestation.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by arenea74, May 27, 2011.

  1. arenea74

    arenea74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should I be worried? Our chickens are separated only by a wood privacy fence. I have already been using DE everywhere my girls hang out. We checked my girls tonight and so far they are clean. Should I be more liberal with the DE...like putting it along the fence boarder or buy Sevendust? My neighbor is treating his flock aggressively as he seems to have caught the infestation early.

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree that you are right to be concerned and watchful. But I wouldn't use the DE any more heavily; it is too irritating to the respiratory system. I'd just stay watchful, and maybe have some Sevin on hand, just in case. I use a little Sevin in the coop regularly (as well as DE), anyway. When changing out litter or nest box material, I put a little Sevin down after removing the old.
     
  3. arenea74

    arenea74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much [​IMG]
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    You could spray your girls down with Permethrin 10%. The residue lasts for about 28-30 days. I do that every month for prevention, sometimes I will rotate with ivermectin pour on.
     
  5. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you want to avoid the chemicals, I recommend spraying their area and the chicks with Poultry Protector made by Manna Pro. Its a natural enzyme that even kills eggs. You can spray them every day or every few days, and you won't be poisoning their environment or exposing them to such toxins.
     

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