sevin-5 for mites

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by clintwilson59, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. clintwilson59

    clintwilson59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how would i use sevin 5 dust for my silkies to treat mites?

    i dont wanna poisin my chickens.
     
  2. viktoriacl

    viktoriacl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just did this yesterday with my EEs. I followed advice I found on here! I put some dust in the bottom of a plastic bag, put her in the bag with her head out and shook the bag. I couldnt really tell if it got everywhere it needed to but I will watch her and see if she stops scratching! Good luck!
     
  3. clintwilson59

    clintwilson59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah i just went ahead and tried it. i held them gentelyby the wings upside down and sprinkled them on the belly and rubbed it in with my hand. when i was done i tossed them in the air so the extra would settle in the coop so i wouldnt have to go back and sprinkle it. the coop is very well ventalated so i dont think they will inhale it.
     
  4. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you read the bag you will see where it says safe for plants and animals. Sevin Dust works great for mites. Speaking of which, I found a chicken that could use a good sprinkle on her legs first thing tomorrow.
     
  5. tomingreeneco

    tomingreeneco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When cleaning the coop I sprinkle a little seven and Diatomeceous earth on the floor before I but down the bedding (pine shavings). No problem with mites or other insects.
     

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