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  • Re: red mite help please

    Hi Thanks for the info. We have moved the hens to a new coop, burnt the other one and are taking lots of precautions for the hens e.g. dusting them with red mite powder, putting garlic in their water, painters mate mastic on all the joints and spraying with white vinegar, putting a white cloth up to...
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by chickpea on Tue, Sep 29 2009
  • Re: red mite help please

    I had my 5 hens laying in the garden and not in laying boxes, so looked closer at house with was horrified to find red mites, after trying powder, jeyes fluid, hot pressure washer the little things were still there. Purchased nippon ant and crawing spray from garden centre sprayed every nook and cranny...
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by chickdoodle on Sun, Sep 20 2009
  • Re: red mite help please

    I have had a few mite free years then a month ago - wham! Millions of the little buggers! We ended up with almost daily spraying with Jeyes Fluid alternating with Poultry Shield, coupled with flame throwing from our Creme Brulee flame machine. Oh and newspaper on the floor changed each day. I thought...
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by effingpot on Tue, Sep 15 2009
  • Re: red mite help please

    I have kept a few hens for 8 years now and they have recently become infested with red mite for the 1st time. I am working through the gamut of treatments for the birds and the house, but what about the ground? and the old bedding? I know the mites can live for 36 weeks away from the hens, and that they...
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by dancing kate on Wed, Aug 12 2009
  • Re: red mite help please

    hi herbalvet,have been reading your messages about redspider mite and am interested in your herbal water ingested remedy,could you please forward me a brochure with the info on ,your hopefully dizriz.
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by dizriz on Mon, May 4 2009
  • Re: red mite help please

    are the hen house new or did you aquire them 2nd hand best product i have found is barricade 5% EC which can be sprayed onto all the surface of the arc and also onto the birds directly , though the new design tins dont show this application rate, though i do have it written down elsewhere dont use organic...
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by foghorn legorn on Tue, Apr 28 2009
  • red mite help please

    Hi After years of keeping livestock, dogs and horses I admit I am new to keeping hens this year.. coping with everything fine except red mite... today found traces in all 2 new hen houses depsite using poultry shield often... tried dettol also and blowtorch in the worst affected part of the worst arc...
    Posted to Poultry Platform (Forum) by droverjess on Mon, Oct 15 2007
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