What is the best way to prevent mites and lice

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chicks4MyFamily, May 24, 2011.

  1. Chicks4MyFamily

    Chicks4MyFamily Songster

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    I am new to chickens and would like to prevent any pest infestations...any hints?
     
  2. @FendiChick

    @FendiChick In the Brooder

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    I sprinkle sevin dust around the perimeter of the coop. Haven't had a problem.
     
  3. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Songster

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    I use diatamatious (sp) earth FOOD GRADE ONLY. I sprinkle in bedding and in dust bathing areas and I have only had mites once in about 5 years. When they did get them that is when I dusted them and their bedding with seven dust.
     

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