OMG Mites on Silkies

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SundownWaterfowl, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Well, I was looking over my black silkie rooster, and I found mites all over his feathers. How do I get rid of them? I put some DE in their bedding. Should I dust them with DE?
     
  2. goldensunriseranch

    goldensunriseranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use Scalex mite & lice spray. And I spray it on their backs and under each wing. DE can't really hurt but sometimes it can irritate them. But I would use the DE to treat the bedding to get any living off the birds.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Where do I get that? I have a Tractor Supply and Agway. Would I find it there?
     
  4. goldensunriseranch

    goldensunriseranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think one of those would have it. I got mine online when I ordered some other vet items. And one bottle has lasted me a really long time. A Petsmart would probably have it also since it's used for caged birds like parrots and parakeets too.
     
  5. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
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    I hope the silkie gets some relief from the mites. If you have vetrx, I was told to put some on the birds head because the treatment can drive bugs to their head and the bugs hate the smell of vet rx.
     
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  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I have a Parakeet and Cockatiel and I have some 8in1 Mite and Lice Bird spray. Could I use that until I can get the Sevin dust?
     
  7. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    The 8in1 spray has the same ingredients as the Scalex spray. I just looked it up. So I guess I will use that for now. Until tomorrow when I get the dust or a new Scalex spray.
     
  8. goldensunriseranch

    goldensunriseranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just going to say that would be good since it's the same ingredients. Sounds like your in business!
     
  9. jessupfamily

    jessupfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
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    If the organic method does not kill the bugs, which is what I found to be true, I would prefer to find relief for the bird. I was offering info on a product that is effective. I am sorry if you took offense.
     

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