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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:47 pm 
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Hello Everyone,

One of the two reason that I'm here now is that I have some chickens that have some Northern Fowl Mites. They are itching and scratching all the time, but I'll post details in an appropriate forum/ thread. The other is I enjoy organic gardening which came first. I thought I was a member here already, but I guess not because I couldn't find my normal username.

Oh, forgot to mention that I'm in Central Texas close to Austin.

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Dean


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:04 am 
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Welcome to the site - sorry I missed you on the first pass through! I hope the mites are under control now.

Do you use the droppings from your chicken coop in the garden? I've always thought the combination of a garden and raising chickens or ducks was a great combination for both the droppings and also the insect control. Do you let your chickens into the garden?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:35 pm 
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Yes, I do intend to use the droppings.

Funny you should ask about letting them in the garden. They have been free ranging, but due to there excessive scratching around have made a mess of my mulched beds. In edition they like hanging around the porch and doing their business there. So I have begun building them a yard to run in. Almost done just need to build a door now. :D

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:35 pm 
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northwesterner wrote:
Welcome to the site - sorry I missed you on the first pass through! I hope the mites are under control now.

Oh, thanks for the welcome. 8)


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