New and confused

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by spunkyfroggie, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. spunkyfroggie

    spunkyfroggie Out Of The Brooder

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    I was told to use seven dust on my chickens and the coop an run. Any comments?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens had mites last year. I used sevin because I had it on hand. I think the better option would have been DE (diatomaceous earth). But it worked for mine, and my chickens faired just fine. I wore disposable gloves & applied on each chicken.
     
  4. spunkyfroggie

    spunkyfroggie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. We haven't seen anything on them. We were told to put it directly on them and everywhere else as a preventative.
     
  5. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't need to use it unless you see bugs on them. It's a waste otherwise. DE was a complete waste of my money as well. It will not treat an infestation. Some people use it as a preventative. You'll have to try it to see if it works for you.
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I agree with Welasharon--don't treat if you don't have a problem. Save it for when you find mites or lice, and inspect your chickens often for weight, checking for ice and mites, inspecting crops and vents.
     

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