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Hello for Cali,

I have backyard chickens in California. I recently had to farm out my 2 older girls and now have 4 mixed bantams ( 1 silkie, 2 polish, 1 americana and 1 barred. When we sent off our older girls, 1 had a lot of stick fleas around her eyes, but the other didn't. We have just put out the new girls in large coop after cleaning and dusting coop with Diatomaceous earth, along with giving young chicks a dusting too. After one week, we are noticing these fleas around their eyes and head. What to do? BTW...we eat the eggs

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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post #3 of 6

  Actually DE does nothing to rid your birds or parasites.  I'm not sure what "stick fleas," are   maybe that is the same as lice or mites.  But you need to go to a farm store and buy a proper treatment for them and  dust them and all around the coop and roosts and nest boxes.   You usually have to repeat within a certain time.  They won't go away over night.  Your birds can  be re-infected if you add new birds to your flock -  and wild birds can also do it.

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Thank you for the response. I think we are going to take drastic measures and use Frontline and Sevin.

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Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Good luck with your girls.
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Alright :welcome great to have you joining the BYC flock :frow

 

 

 

 

Looks like you already received some good advice ....

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