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favorite rooster has lice/mite eggs

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I feel really bad that I didn't find the egg sacks on him till it was to late my hens dust themselves all the time but not my rooster ( big red ) I have bought diatomaceous and plan on dusting him and cleaning the coop but he is loaded with eggs is it to late to save him
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Don't worry lice/mites are very treatable :)

Are the eggs sacks you mention around the base of his feathers?

 

I have a rooster that had hundreds of egg clumps all over the bases of his feathers around his vent and legs

I noticed this about three weeks ago and treated him straight away

He is now lice and mite free

 

The powder I used was called pestene but there are many that work in a similar way

You will need to treat the rooster as well as all  the hens as they will have them too  (dust bathing is not enough to control them entirely)

You should then clean the coop and make sure you put some of the powder treatment on the roosts and nesting areas too

Treatment should be done once a week for about two or three weeks depending on the treatment you choose (there should be instructions with it)

 

Once treatment is finished your flock will be mite/lice free :)

I hope this helps :)

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Thank you emhalloran I will try to find pestene
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