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Treatment for mites

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by nuts4chickens, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. nuts4chickens

    nuts4chickens Songster

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    So what is the easiest and safest way to treat 30 plus chickens for mites? They aren't heavily infested, but I did find a few on a couple birds today. If I treat with Sevin is there a withdrawal time for eggs? Am I going to have to individually sack dust all 30 of them????
     
  2. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Songster

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    I use Sevin 5%. Don't think there's any withdrawal time that I'm aware of. Yes you should dust them all.
     
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Yep dust them all and on everything except the water they are drinking out of and food they are eating out of.
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hi nuts!

    Such a bummer. Yep, ya gotta dust them all, and then, (we had them once) I had to clean out the coop TOTALLY and dust the coop and chicken run too.

    What a chore![​IMG] You have to repeat the process in a week because the little eggs will be hatching then, so you kill the baby mites before they reach maturity.

    Sorry you're going through this......
     
  5. nuts4chickens

    nuts4chickens Songster

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    K. Thanks all for the help [​IMG]
     

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