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Red Mite In Chicken Coop

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A friend has been asking for a solution to red mite in chicken coop and on the chickens, they have tried various powders from farm supply shops but not working.I have never kept chickens, so cant give much advice

 

So far have suggested going over the wood with a propane burner to kill mites in the coop.

 

Are there any other sensible ideas other than eat the chicks etc

 

Cheers :thumbs:

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Creosote, the original proper stuff.......end of problem.

 

Ps.....that's to say creosote the coop not the chickens.

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I have just tried diotom off eBay it's a powder, and cheap, cleaned shed out and scattered it all over, dusted very lightly on birds, put some in there little dusting spot, and it seems to have worked, fingers crossed I think it's called diotamacious Earth, good for dogs too apparently,

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Diatomaceous earth :yes:

 

Can be mixed with other powders/dusts.

 

But it will compact and block up a DR5 on its own or if mixed with another powder and you have too much of it in.

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That's the stuff only found it last month, there's no sign of mites now in coupe ,

It's good stuff.

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The best mite treatment I've ever used was duramitex but they stop selling off the shelf but you can still get it off ebay if not got to feed shop and ask for harkermitex does the same job put about quater bottle in to a bucket of loot warm water and dunk the hole bird in to solution then leave to dry then spray the cabin with the same stuff you shouldn't have a problem with mite anymore hope this info helps

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Just ordered some sounds handy stuff and at that price worth a try

Item number on eBay if anyone wants it 331631160888

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Duramitex top stuff catch taz on here as he gets the original stuff mate.diamatriuos Earth is crap on anything,but taz is ya best bet mate.

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The solution that thay used when when foot and mouth was about the one you dip your Welles in you get it farmer markets

Vercon and its crap is disinfectant mate.

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The burner is a good start. Ficam W then creosote the house. Duramitex on the birds.

They will still come back though. I tried and it beat me...

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