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What is best treatment for licw/mites?

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I bought 5 pullets a few weeks ago and brought them home and noticed that they had lice and mites. I treated them with poultry and garden dust a couple weeks ago along with completly cleaning out coop and nest areas. I then put the poultry and garden dust around the coop as well. Today I rechecked them and they still have them. Wondering what else I can use to treat them?

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I'm not sure.. maybe others will chime in. . You could search the threads on byc. You might find your info
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diatomaceous earth and mayo have always been the best help for my chickens
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I bought 5 pullets a few weeks ago and brought them home and noticed that they had lice and mites. I treated them with poultry and garden dust a couple weeks ago along with completly cleaning out coop and nest areas. I then put the poultry and garden dust around the coop as well. Today I rechecked them and they still have them. Wondering what else I can use to treat them?

If it was permethrin garden dust, it has to be used every 10 days for lice, and every 7 days for mites to get the eggs as they hatch. Sevin dust is the same. Either can be hard to get rid of. Straw can harbor mites when used as bedding. Some eople recommend use of coconut oil to get rid of lice eggs at the base of feathers. Here are some links to make sure of what you have, since I wouldn't think that you have both:

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/08/poultry-lice-and-mites-identification.html

http://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8162.pdf

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ig140

http://www.backyardpoultrymag.com/laura_e_john/

http://ohioline.osu.edu/vme-fact/0018.html

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You can treat them with frontline spray (one spray under each wing and one on the vent), it kills adults and also hatching eggs. One treatment typically protects them for several months though if you have a bad infestation I would recheck and possibly retreat in a month.


Edited by Sonya9 - 11/8/15 at 1:21am
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