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Discussion in 'Quail' started by thomas1950, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. thomas1950

    thomas1950 In the Brooder

    Jul 11, 2012
    ok to mix with dirt to dust in. what if they eat it ?

  2. steveovergard

    steveovergard In the Brooder

    Sep 29, 2012
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Sevin dust (carbaryl) isn't approved for chickens anymore (labeling stopped in 2009 for chickens I believe), although it worked very well.

    Poultry dust is available at the feed store or online (permethrin). DE is a preventative, but not great for killing an infestation, at least in my experience. Woodstove ashes are also a good preventative.

    There is also liquid permethrin, which is diluted. Don't forget to spray your coops with something too, as there is a mite that can live in the crevices.

    Some do a dirt bath with DE, sand, dirt, and woodstove ashes all mixed up.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2012

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