Questions Re: Northern Fowl Mites

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Trillium233, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. Trillium233

    Trillium233 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 11, 2013
    I have found Northern fowl mites on some of my hens. [​IMG] I will treat my coop and flock soon, but would like to continue to sell eggs.

    So... Here are my questions:

    1.) I understand that permethrin is labelled for use on poultry, but that there are a lot of problems with mites becoming resistant to it. I have also heard that people are using ivermectin pour-ons, but that the use is off-label. What would you feel safe using if you wanted to sell eggs at your farm market later on down the line?

    2.) Is a spray more effective that a dust application of permethrin?

    3.) Does sulfur dust work? I haven't heard any tales of mites becoming resistant to that.

    Many thanks in advance. [​IMG]
  2. below_gravity

    below_gravity Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    Jutland, New Jersey
    Would love to hear some answers to this as I also have a few hens infested. This is my first time dealing with mites.

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