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Post by Nick B on 9th November 2009, 4:49 pm

Hi all could someone please tell me what we can use for red mite with our chooks,
I've put lime into any slit or crack in there coop, I've also heard of putting garlic in to there water and that may help keep them at bay?
What do you think?
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Post by Compostwoman on 10th November 2009, 12:04 am

Nicky Boy I have not had Red Mite ( touch wood) in 3 years of recent chook keeping..I scrub the coops and perches regularly (every month) with Poultry Shield as a routine, I clean the houses out twice a week by raking out the droppings and toppiing up with Aubiose and dusting with Diatom AND I clean the whole lot out once a month and replace all the bedding with Aubiose.

When ever I clear out any bedding ( Aubiose) I dust all the nookes and crannies with both Diatom AND Barrier Red Mite powder ( well actually I only get either the Red Mite OR the Louse powder they make as in my expert Aromatherapist opinion it is the same stuff...lol...

Doing this I have not had Red mite and have sorted a bought in ( with a new hen Evil or Very Mad ) louse issue....well actually the poor bird was crawling...it was horrid to see... Evil or Very Mad


Yes it is a bit of a faff, what I do, and it does cost a bit BUT ..its a heck of a lot less fuss that trying to eradicate Red Mite.... Twisted Evil

BUT it will also clear red mite I believe, from reading stuff..if done on a regular weekly basis while you have the little blighters Twisted Evil

I teach chicken keeping courses so I try to be as " up front" and honest about treatments as I can.. Smile I also run an entirely organically certified flock...so all the things I suggest work and are organic treatments...

Poultry Sheild is very good...you need to spray every few days for a week or so to really hit he little buggers...but it does get them eventually.. Smile

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Post by Nick B on 10th November 2009, 9:09 am

Thank you for that CW I'll give that a go as I got the man coming with the feed this afternoon so me may be able to bring me some with any luck.
Once again thank you .
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Post by Lottie on 10th November 2009, 9:45 am

Hey Nicky! Get yourself up to Rackams pet supplies in Wickham Market, they've got everything you need for them there mites, lil buggas!! Rolling Eyes and it's cheap, and you can buy it ready mixed and it's local and.... Laughing

I had to do mine every time I cleaned out the chooks, but finally got rid of them, it doesn't half take alot of work... but worth it! The problem should lessen with the cold weather, with any luck, good luck! Very Happy
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Post by Nick B on 10th November 2009, 9:57 am

Lottie we get all our feed stuffs from Barbrd Bro in the town as we don't drive and have noone to get the stuff for us, they are very good and if I call then on a monday It will come the next day and I've even phoned them on Tuesday morning and they have sent it that afternoon.
But I know wickham Market a bit and I think I know where the shop is.
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Post by Lottie on 10th November 2009, 2:21 pm

Ahh well hopefully they'll also do poultry shield Very Happy

I aslo glossed the coop, inside and out, was awful! Mites stuck to everything, including me, ran kicking and screaming into house for shower after... had to get undressed in garage cos Ol wouldn't let me in house.. Embarassed Laughing Rolling Eyes finally got in wearing a bin bag... Cool
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Post by Nick B on 11th November 2009, 9:17 am

Yes lottie I've had that to many time as have my oldest DS
But I'll get them back the little gitts.
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