Red mite

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by PaulaSB12, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. PaulaSB12

    PaulaSB12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Found I had red mite (boy it makes your skin creep) I have pressure washed the coop, covered the entire coop in neat bleach, am getting some [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]permetherin in the morning. Dosed the hens with de. They are al fresco in the cat run tonight. Anything else I should do?[/FONT]
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Retreat at 7 days because of the life cycle. Make sure all bedding even in the nest boxes is tossed (this is vital).

    Be sure to treat under roosts and in crevices.
     
  3. PaulaSB12

    PaulaSB12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Re bleached the coop some of the hens are sleeping in it, two are in the side coop and several just refused to go into either. As soon as I opened the cat run door they all ran in and then stood with a confused look, it is raining now and they can hear rain but not feel it (the cat run is covered) not going to force them the coop is going to be hacked down and the run is going to be put on a garden shed that will be converted to a coop.
     
  4. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The bleach smell may be lingering. Letting it air out will help.

    Chris
     

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