1. hensonthefarm

    hensonthefarm In the Brooder

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    Hello one of my hens has red mites do i need to remove her from the flock.? BUt still have not be a misfit? Pease help.
     

  2. hensonthefarm

    hensonthefarm In the Brooder

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    Thank you for the info on it I realy didmt know if I should trear just her or the flock, thank you.
     
  3. hensonthefarm

    hensonthefarm In the Brooder

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    Help the mites are thick on the butt of some of my hens. Should I trim the feathers down for the DE to reach the skin?
     
  4. pwand

    pwand Songster

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    It would be best to use sevins dust.
     

  5. hensonthefarm

    hensonthefarm In the Brooder

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    Okay, does it work like DE?
     
  6. Suzie

    Suzie Crowing

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    DE will not rid them of mites...

    As pwand says...use Sevin Dust or Permethryn...either will treat the mite infestation...you will also have to re-treat the chickens, housing and including nesting boxes again in 7-10 days to eradicate any hatching eggs from the mites.
     

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