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Dog Flea Shampoo to treat Mites/Lice?

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Does anyone know if you can treat mites /lice in chickens with dog flea shampoo?

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Does anyone know if you can treat mites /lice in chickens with dog flea shampoo?

It would really depend on what ingredients/chemicals are in the shampoo. Shampoo may be too harsh to use on chickens and strip the oils on the chickens feathers and/or cause irritation to the skin.

 

Poultry dust, pyrethrin powders, etc may be better to use. You can find it at TSC or your local feed stor.

Provide a dry dust bathing area for your birds to use, clean out and treat your coop. Generally treatment will need to be repeated a couple of times every 7 days.

 

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

 

http://www.thepoultrysite.com/articles/1483/common-external-parasites-in-poultry-lice-and-mites/

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