Red mites and young chicks

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by daveyboy72, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. daveyboy72

    daveyboy72 New Egg

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    Hi I have a hen with one fertilised egg which has a week to go before it hatches, in addition in the last week I have found red mites within the coop and on the mother, what is an effective plus SAFE treatment to get rid of the little pests and not harm the egg/chick?
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    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    Permethrin spray or dust should be fine, just don't use too much! Those mites aren't good for momma or the chicks. Mary
     
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    daveyboy72 New Egg

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    Hi thanks for the advice, the only one I can see in my local store is designed for ornamental birds and also contains piperonyl butoxide and methoprene? Would these be safe or sprays to avoid?
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    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    Avoid those, and find a product labeled for poultry. My local farm stores all have permethrin spray concentrate, and 'Poultry dust' which is permethrin powder. Mary
     

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