Neighbor has bad mite infestation.

arenea74

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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.

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Judy

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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.
 

ReikiStar

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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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