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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Wisher1000, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles True BYC Addict

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    I hope you get something that will work for you.
     
  2. getaclue

    getaclue Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/no_mite_strips.html

    The mite strips go into the coops. One by the pop door and some hanging down from the roof so that it touches the chickens head. Each time they bump into the strip, it releases a bit of poison--low amount--that will kill lice and mites. I have been using them for a couple of years now and they keep the lice and mites at bay.
     
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  4. getaclue

    getaclue Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Thanks Ron, I had no idea about the mite strips. Pretty nifty.
     
  5. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    You are Welcome!

    I makes it easier to control the buggies. still have to watch for feather lice and I do need to replace the strips every 6 months. They are supposed to last up to two years but not at my place.
     
  6. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Ron, regarding the mite strips - if a bird touches the strips too often would she get an overdose of the chemical? What if they are ditzy enough to bite the strip? My life is composed of "what ifs,"
    But better to know going in, than find out too late. Thanks.
     
  8. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    The insecticide is Permethrin and is toxic to insects but non toxic to animals. The amount is very low too. I have been using them for two plus years in the main coop and three hutches and have had no sick chickens. They have not been eaten yet.

    Maybe blue is not a color the will peck at?
     
  9. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    permethrins are deadly to cats. Do not use them on or near your cats!
    Just a side not to Rontt's post.

    Sorry for the intrusion, "Old Folks" lol
     
  10. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    Thanks!

    You are always helpful and welcome. I do not let the cats near the chickens....That is a bad combination.
     

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