Permethrin spray

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  1. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    For the first time ever, tonight we sprayed the birds and coop with spray, rather than powder. LOVE IT! I bought a half gallon sprayer, and permethrin liquid concentrate. Mixed it and treated the group and coop in a very short time. No muss, no fuss, no dust everywhere. If it works, never going to use the poultry dust again. Mary
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Spray does seem like it would be easier, though would you still use spray on birds in the middle of winter? Or does it not get them that wet?

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    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    Good question! The directions call for a very small amount of spray per bird; 1/2 ounce. Maybe powder then? We just sprayed on the birds on their roosts. It's a trial run, so details later. Mary
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    No picking them up? Just spray their feathers? That would be the perfect way to treat them.

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  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Interesting.
    Can you post pic or link to product used?
    Curious too how much and where on bird sprayed.
    Did you have mites, lice, or.....???
     
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    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    I've been dealing with mites, and the coop cleanout fiasco. Rather than loading the litter into the manure spreader to move far away, it was spread around near the coop! So much for getting the little beasts out of reach! I have Gordon's Permethrin 10 concentrate, from TSC. It comes in various sizes, mine is 8 oz, and will make huge amounts of spray for the birds and coop. It's a 1:200 dilution for poultry! I'll follow up with a report on mites after checking birds tonight. My Chantie cock seems to have the most of any of the birds. UGH! Mary
     
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    Update: this evening I inspected a dozen or so roosting birds, and saw NO mites! So far, so good. Mary
     
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    [​IMG] That's great news!

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  9. Folly's place

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    True confessions: I miss figured the dilution a bit, apparently my late night arithmetic skills aren't so hot! I used 16 ml. of product in the half-gallon sprayer, and it should have been 10 ml. per half-gallon water instead. It's a lower dose than for some other species, and no harm was done, but still stupid on my part! We sprayed lightly rather than maxing out the dosage, so I think it turned out fine. Still, super easy, no dust, no fuss, and seems good so far. Mary
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Maybe my math skills are incorrect....but isn't the 16ml you used more than the prescribed 10ml (I assume both are mixed with 1/2 gallon of water)
     

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