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post #21 of 26
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Some people have used frontline on their chickens and had success with ridding them of parasites, but that's really much riskier for your health if you're eating the eggs, IMO. Permethrin dust has had studies done on it before it was approved for use around gardens and chickens. Frontline and things like that have not... and they stay in the chicken's system much longer, which means you have reason to worry longer about pesticide residues in the eggs.

 

DE is a lot like the wood ash... more of a preventative than a treatment.


aww man. I was hoping for a miracle cure.

so now,

No DE

No Wood ash

No sevin

what is left!???? I'm starting to get a little depressed about finding a solution..... :hit

post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by Amina View Post
 

Some people have used frontline on their chickens and had success with ridding them of parasites, but that's really much riskier for your health if you're eating the eggs, IMO. Permethrin dust has had studies done on it before it was approved for use around gardens and chickens. Frontline and things like that have not... and they stay in the chicken's system much longer, which means you have reason to worry longer about pesticide residues in the eggs.

 

DE is a lot like the wood ash... more of a preventative than a treatment.


aww man. I was hoping for a miracle cure.

so now,

No DE

No Wood ash

No sevin

what is left!???? I'm starting to get a little depressed about finding a solution..... :hit

Maybe you missed my post?

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Originally Posted by aart View Post
 

 Carbaryl (Sevin) has just been given lifetime withdrawal status for poultry....same for Fipronil (Frontline)...per http://www.farad.org/

 

Permethrin (Permectrin II, ProZap, etc) - No egg withdrawal when used according to label directions

 

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #23 of 26
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:th yesyesyes I sooo missed that!!!!!!! 

oops..... now i feel reallly silly. I can't believe I missed that part!!!! I got this bad habit of reading until I find something interesting and than stopping!!

post #24 of 26
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Ok update everyone... I bought permethrin and it was a miracle!!! No lice at ALL!!!!!! I'm really happy, my chickens are lice-free, and Emma has lost some weight! Thankyou everyone, especially Amina and aart! big_smile.png
post #25 of 26
I'm so happy that you got everything worked out!!
post #26 of 26
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Me too! This is the healthiest my chooks have been since i rescued 2 roos when I knew nothing about quarintine! somad.gif (last time I do THAT)
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