Permethrin (Spray on) and Cydectin

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Windy Bay Farm, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. Windy Bay Farm

    Windy Bay Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been having issues with mites on my birds and some may have worms. I have the liquid Permethrin that I would like to try and spray on the birds to try and combat the mite issue. Seeing as I have never used it, can anyone tell me how much water to use when diluting the Permethrin for use on the birds ? The instructions say that you mix 8 fl. oz to 12.5 gallons of water. I really don't need all that as I only have 24 birds to treat; has anyone mixed this on a much smaller scale ? How often do you treat after initial treatment ? Is there a withdrawal period for egg use ? Where do you spray it, all over the bird, under feathers ? Also, when using permethrin to treat the premises (coop), what is the ratio of permethrin to water when mixing ? My coop is approx 70 square feet.

    The Cydectin for treatment of worms; how much do you put on each bird ? Where do you apply it (back of neck, under wings) ? Do you just do one treatment or do you have to do more treatments after the initial treatment ? Is there withdrawal from eggs with this product ?

    Sorry for all the questions, but I have never used these products before.

    Thanks !
     
  2. farnorth

    farnorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could mix 1/2 oz with Pymethrin with 3 quarts of water. if you want to keep the same approximate ratio of 8 oz to 12.5 gallons.
     
  3. Windy Bay Farm

    Windy Bay Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have Pymethrin or access to it. I'm in Canada and they don't sell it here.
     
  4. farnorth

    farnorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I meant Permethrin as you mentioned in your initial post.
     
  5. Windy Bay Farm

    Windy Bay Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great ! Thanks so much for your help !
     
  6. ChickenLady2014

    ChickenLady2014 Feathered Frenzy

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    Thanks for info!
     

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