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    HI there, I had red mite and think i've kicked their habit! Cleaned everyday for 7 days then left it for a couple of days and then cleaned again. I've let them have only paper on the floor and shredded paper for bedding so each day it can be removed completely without cost. I seem to have won the small battle but we will see

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathyd View Post
    How long do you have to keep them out of the coop after you've creosoted? I've got a tin somewhere and plan on doing it as a precaution over the next 2 or 3 weeks. Thx
    Just until it's dried off. Depending on how large an area you've done (ie how many cracks and crevices) you may need to leave the hens out for 2 or 3 days to allow fumes to disperse. But if you've just painted ends of perches and corners they are usually ok to go in same day as long as wood is dry.
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    When I was a poultry farmenr 40 years ago we used to spray red mites with parrafin, with the birds still in place, it did the trick.

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    Just found lots of redmites in the chook kennel
    Reading this thread, I can see that a spell of hot weather can trigger an infestation.
    Just working out my plan of attack - probably need a trip to a farming place.
    Any recommendations before I spend?
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    Update on the red mites
    The chook kennel has been dismantled and removed from the chook run.
    Each piece has been scrubbed with bleach (the one that kills all known germs - dead). Its also good at adding interesting highlights on my black trousers and shirt
    Bleach washed off and the pieces are air-drying.
    I'll burn the perch and bedding.
    Tonight the chooks can sleep in the seedling GH and tomorrow I'll buy some sort of treatment for them.
    Recommendations welcome
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    I just use the red mite powder on the chooks themselves. You can liberally sprinkle it on them and also put loads in their mud bath.
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    Is that Diatomaceous earth or one of the branded Red mite powders, Scarlet?
    After all these years of off and on chook keeping its the first time I've seen an infestation like this! Saw them before when I used a wooden chook shed and then we painted it with pseudo creosote.
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    It's personal choice I think but if I see them I prefer to use the red mite powder. I know the diatom supposed to do the same job but I think the powder works best for an infestation and the diatom in my case is used as more of a preventative.

    Barrier Red Mite Powder 500g
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