This or this or both or something else? Red mites, maybe more.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by OScarlet, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. OScarlet

    OScarlet Chillin' With My Peeps

    244
    24
    98
    Jul 30, 2013
    I have six chickens so I don't want to buy a huge amount of stuff I'm not going to use. They seem happy, are laying well, eating, sleeping etc but I found a red mite when I was checking the coop the other day so I figure there are far more elsewhere. They haven't been treated for anything else and we have plenty of wild birds in the garden so they may well have other things going on. Our local feed stores are at least an hour round trip and I don't need anything else for a month so I'm reluctant to go. Will any of this work?

    This is a small bottle of bird spray with budgies on the front
    https://www.amazon.com/Duramectin-I...TF8&qid=1493396143&sr=8-5&keywords=ivermectin


    This is 1.87% ivermectin paste
    https://www.amazon.com/UltraCare-Mi...TF8&qid=1493396143&sr=8-4&keywords=ivermectin

    Please advise if you can, I have no clue how to do this, how long to remove eggs for (do I just trash them or can I feed them to my dogs?)

    Thank you!
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

    5,000
    1,197
    366
    Jan 14, 2012
    Conway SC
    I been using sevin dust for over 60 years, my mother when she was a child and My Grand Mother said they used it when she was young---it worked good back then and still works good today. Even works on the dogs with flea's/ticks.
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2017
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

    57,200
    12,517
    751
    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    Google 10% permethrin spray and get some of it. Sevin (carbaryl) is no longer approved for use in poultry, and mites in some parts of the country are resistant to it.
     
  4. OScarlet

    OScarlet Chillin' With My Peeps

    244
    24
    98
    Jul 30, 2013
    Thank you :)
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by