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What Do You Use For Mites/Lice?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by TwinsLoveChicks, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. Dust bath with sand and ashes

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
  2. Ivermectin

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  3. Permethrin

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  4. Pestene Powder

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Y-Tex GuardStar Garden and Poultry Dust

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  6. Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
  7. Carbaryl

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. TwinsLoveChicks

    TwinsLoveChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am running this poll to find out what the best and most widely used treatment/prevention of lice/mites is. Please vote and then add what you answered in the comments, and feel free to let me now if I've missed anything.
    Thanks!
    [​IMG]
    -TwinsLoveChicks

    Edited to add... Carbaryl is no longer one of the poll options.
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2016
  2. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Garden dust poultry spray.
     
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  3. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Diatomaceous Earth. Dump some on the cleaned floor, spread it best I can then cover with clean bedding I use Koop Clean). Let the chickens scratch through it mixing everything. I also stir some in where they dust bathe
     
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  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Permethrin spray or dust
    Ivermectin

    FYI, Y-Tex = permethrin. [​IMG]

    Carbaryl (Sevin) is no longer labeled for used in poultry and the Norther Fowl Mite is resistant to it in some parts of the country, so permethrin is the better choice.

    -Kathy
     
  5. TwinsLoveChicks

    TwinsLoveChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for letting me know! Apparently I can't edit the poll, so I'll add this into my post. Thanks again! [​IMG]
     
  6. TwinsLoveChicks

    TwinsLoveChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you ever worry about the hens breathing it in?
    Thanks!
    [​IMG]
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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  8. TwinsLoveChicks

    TwinsLoveChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks casportspony!
     

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