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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:56 pm 
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I went into my run and put my moble phone down on a coop and it was crawling with 100's of lice,
and I had to have a shower straight after been in the run.

I am going to get insect spray ( low irritant ) so I can spray inside the coops after cleaning, I am thinking of replacing hashed bags with shade cloth

and I have been adviced to get David Grays Ant & Termite Spray to dunk the chooks in and I was thinking because its getting cool to maybe dipping in warm water.
I was reading the thread and my understanding to Diluting 10 ml Permethrin to 1 litre of water.

is there anything else to do to control lice


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:18 pm 
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Don't bother with low irritant spray. Use either the David Grays or the Maliban you have already purchased. Follow the instructions on the label for mixing and spraying the housing

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:19 pm 
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Agree. For spraying the coop you can use the Malaban. You probably have red mites, which live in the coop. Clear out the coop entirely. Then saturate every surface, nook and cranny with the spray. That should be pretty effective. Then dip the birds as soon as your can get something suitable.

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Cocoa beat me so this is a repeat
Clean out all the old litter and put it into some garbage bags and either in the rubbish or leave them in the sun for a couple of weeks before you add it to the compost. Use the Malaban to spray as Milo said. Spray into all the cracks and crevices. Make sure you are well protected - mask long sleeves/trousers etc. Malaban is quite toxic. Do the spraying in the morning so that the pen has time to dry out before you let the chooks back in. Do a follow up spray of the pen with the David Grays in a couple of weeks. It has a residual effect and will continue to kill any thing which might still hatch.
Try to dip your chooks in the David Grays on the same morning that you first treat the pen. If it is a warm day they will have plenty of time to dry.
5ml/litre for dipping and 10 ml/litre for spray (David Grays).


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:33 pm 
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I am in the process in getting the David Grays to dip the chooks, is it ok to use warm water to dip them in, as it is getting into winter soon.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:36 pm 
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Warm water is always best. Cold water might shock them. Give them a quick dry off with some old towels. If you can dip them in the morning they will be dry by bedtime.
Good idea to get rid of the hessian and replace it with shadecloth.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:39 pm 
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You will now itch every time you think about lice/mites. :nuts


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:41 pm 
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on the malaban wash it does not tell me what dosage to use can anyone tell me please


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:33 pm 
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The Inca Malaban Wash directions for use are as follows;

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AVIARIES AND LOFTS - Red Mites and Lice: Mix 15mL Malaban Wash with 1 Litre of water. Remove birds, the spray aviaries and lofts thoroughly including nesting boxes, litter and walls. Return birds when aviaries etc are dry. As total control of pests requires appropriate treatment of both the animal and its environment, also treat birds with a suitable registered insecticide.


So at that rate for that product it would be a 0.3% solution. Other products directions are for a 1% solution but follow the directions on the label.

I use Malaban from time to time and it will really stink!

It is an organophosphate so its best not to breath it in or get it on your skin etc so wear a long sleaved shirt and gloves and a face mask and some eye protection.

Just treat it like any other chemical and take appropriate precautions and practice good hygiene afterwards - have a good wash before eating/drinking/smoking

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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 1:37 pm 
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got rid of the wood shavings,
sprayed Malaban Wash inside and outside of the coop
sprayed doors, perch, nesting boxes,
taken the tin roof off and hosed it down

I am leaving it air out now,

I have poultry dust I can spiracle in there if needed.

how long should I leave it air out, before allowing girls in there.


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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 3:13 pm 
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I'd probably just wait till it's dried. What you've done should have a bit impact.

The poultry dust can be sprinkled on the girls if you can manage that - under the wings, on the back, and around the vent.

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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 3:26 pm 
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I cart hold them with my hand, so I am about to get David Grays Ant & Termite Spray to dip them.


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No probs. That will be even better as it will last much longer on the birds.

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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 4:26 pm 
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how many chooks can I dip before I need to change


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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 7:50 pm 
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Stop and refresh the solution if it becomes dirty or a light tea colour. Just use your own judgement, if you think it's too dirty then it probably is.

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