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Treating mites

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jjdward, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    I discovered today that my rooster has mites. I've read several places that talk about using 5% Sevin dust but I had a question. Do I need to throw the eggs away after treatment and if so for how long? Thanks in advance for the help!
     
  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Songster

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    No, the eggs are fine. Rinse before using.
     
  3. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    Yay that's good news! Thanks for your help!
     
  4. BSL Egger

    BSL Egger In the Brooder

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    Just make sure that you don't put the dust in their laying area. Repeat the dusting at 5-7 day intervals 3 times
     
  5. ladyearth

    ladyearth Songster

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    curious how did you find out rooster had mites?
    thanks
     
  6. Traucins

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    I have mites IN my laying area. I just put new straw in day before yesterday and think it may have been in the straw. Used 7 dust last night. Toss eggs?
     
  7. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Songster

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    No toss eggs! Put sevin dust under nesting material, do not "not treat" any part of coop or birds. Just rinse eggs before using![​IMG]
     
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  8. Traucins

    Traucins Chirping

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    "Ok, thanks, that is what my husband said too. I wanted a second opinion."
     
  9. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    Well it was by accident really. He had something tangled on his leg so I picked him up and as I had him on his back taking the string off his leg I noticed the mites then.
     

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