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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Wisher1000, Jul 28, 2012.
It should be me.
Last week in CocoBeach. Very busy times.
I will catch up as I get over jet lag next week
I was going to suggest this too, but I did see your follow up.
I have a large house sized motion light on the coop, right by the door, and then something similar to these LED ones at each gate (plus one on our back door which is really helpful).
I think it helps with predators.
What about stupid birds that don't roost?
Turns out that guinea fowl that was significantly infested with mites spread it bad in the coop when it was here 5 days ago. The turkey and her chicks that were brooding in the corner of the coop have visible mites. One of the babies died today (not related to mites), and when I picked it up it had mites on it, sucking the blood. UGGGH. I think I'll be getting up at 0300 to Frontline everyone tomorrow. And likely do an entire coop clean out. I had got rid of the mites in October with a lot of work. I do not want to go through that again.
Put the strips at the entrance to the nest boxes too. It will get spread around enough to work.
I would use pour on ivermectin or Frontline(old fronline or the generic fipronil)
I just bought some front line spray. My chooks are shaking their heads and scratching!
I love having wild birds (indicative of few, if any , aerial predators) but man if they don't make my flock miserable with their bugs!
Someone on my state thread said a spritz under each wing and on the back of the neck does a good job for about 3 months. We shall see.
I would repeat it after one month and then wait three months.
It knocks the mites and lice out very quickly.
I had mites last fall that were resistant to ivermectin pour on which is why I switched to Frontline. I did the Frontline that was the drop on kind that also had the insect growth regulator in it. That was a giant pain in the buttocks. This time I'm trying the spray, which is the plain fipronil without IGR.
The Chicken Doctor recommends using that one.
SCG Better put up a big sign that says Stray Guineas Keep Out !!!!
Put up a sign that says STRAY MITES KEEP OUT!!! LOL!