Northern Fowl Mites, Help!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by megshenhut, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. megshenhut

    megshenhut Songster

    Jun 21, 2007
    Central Colorado
    My chickens have bugs. I've tried about everything. This summer I started with DE. That didn't work. I tried the Carefree Enzymes both spraying the coop and the birds. That didn't work. Then I got poultry dust from the feed store and I've used 3/4 of the bottle of that on the birds and the coop and this morning when I checked I still have bugs. What did I do to actually get rid of these pests? I have 60 chickens and winter is just around the corner. I've even put wood ashes in their dusting areas. I'm not sure what else to try. Our winters are too cold for bugs to pulling my birdies down, plus they are so awful and crawly! I need advice!
  2. mario2girls

    mario2girls Songster

    Sep 5, 2007
    we did the high yield dust in our coops and cages and roosts then did the birds, then 7 days later we did it all again,,,,it stinks
    and i am hoping that if i get them now i dont have to worry about them living on the birds all winter, killing them off one by one,,,,, now i watch and wait and when i see something i spray the bird with dog/cat flea spray adams or frontline- spray that is good luck,,,your not alone

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