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Alas, after many years we've finally got lice. Finishing up hatching egg collection, butchering male breeders this weekend and will put the flock back together for Monday morning treatment. Happy I found this thread for dosage but can't say we're happy for the reason. Oh well, wood ash was only preventative measure and oddly only the hens use it for bathing. Breeder males have shown signs of infestation for a while now and recently the lice have moved to the girls. Figure I'll spray each one in turn taking out of coop in morning then clean all the liter and nests out for coop spraying. Shouldn't take too long to air out with back access door propped open. Course I'll be doing it alone with pump sprayer so thinking I'll sport goggles as I can already see myself fumbling with a bird one hand and long wand spray handle other. Yup, going to be a fun time...

Seems my male always has them the worst....and of course spreads them to all the girls.

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 #152 of 158
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Alas, after many years we've finally got lice. Finishing up hatching egg collection, butchering male breeders this weekend and will put the flock back together for Monday morning treatment. Happy I found this thread for dosage but can't say we're happy for the reason. Oh well, wood ash was only preventative measure and oddly only the hens use it for bathing. Breeder males have shown signs of infestation for a while now and recently the lice have moved to the girls. Figure I'll spray each one in turn taking out of coop in morning then clean all the liter and nests out for coop spraying. Shouldn't take too long to air out with back access door propped open. Course I'll be doing it alone with pump sprayer so thinking I'll sport goggles as I can already see myself fumbling with a bird one hand and long wand spray handle other. Yup, going to be a fun time...

Seems my male always has them the worst....and of course spreads them to all the girls.

It's my boys and the really fluffy hens like Cochins.


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post #153 of 158
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That's how I started, but after the first 2 birds, the rest decided that they didn't care if it was dark, they were leaving.  Doesn't help that most of them "roost" on the floor, and the roost is so big that I can't reach the birds that go to the farthest back corner (and they know it).

Ah... well, thanks for sharing!

 

I too have a back roost that is too difficult to reach  (they know it to) even for cleaning poo. So I will be removing that one very soon. :)

post #154 of 158
So after cleaning out the coop you then sprayed? Or did you spray the shavings and all? As far as the birds did you just spray the feathers? While they were roosting at night?
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True confessions:  I miss figured the dilution a bit, apparently my late night arithmetic skills aren't so hot!  I used 16 ml. of product in the half-gallon sprayer, and it should have been 10 ml. per half-gallon water instead.  It's a lower dose than for some other species, and no harm was done, but still stupid on my part!  We sprayed lightly rather than maxing out the dosage, so I think it turned out fine.  Still, super easy, no dust, no fuss, and seems good so far



So after cleaning out the coop you then sprayed? Or did you spray the shavings and all? As far as the birds did you just spray the feathers? While they were roosting at night?
Thanks
post #156 of 158
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We didn't clean out the bedding, just sprayed the roosts, and the birds on the roosts, and the walls of the coop, and the bedding.  Lightly!  Nothing was soaked;   many birds and a 15' x'24' building, and quart of spray total.  SO EASY!  Also, haven't had mites since, although that's good luck.  Mary

post #157 of 158
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Yes, this is how it was for me too.  I wanted to get skin contact.  The spray won't kill the lice if they don't contact it, and they live on the skin of th e chicken.  The label does specify to direct the spray toward the vent of the chicken.  It was not total chaos in the coop, but I did have to follow some birds around until I was able to be close enough and the right angle to get the shot I needed.  

 



You have made me laugh when I am so frustrated by the lice! I discovered it on some 5 day old chicks who were separated from the broody hen. I picked one up and brought it inside because it was almost limp with cold. I had it under my chin and all of a sudden I was feeling creepies on my neck and scalp! I looked at the chicks and it was crawling with them. Luckily I had poultry dust by the back door, so she got a good dusting, then was put into a small bowl and placed into the incubator that was heating up. I put her back out and then ordered more of the dust - now I think that I will get the spray.

I love the picture of your following them around to get the right angle!
post #158 of 158

I'd like to thank you all for this thread. I didn't know there was a liquid Permethrin. Went out and bought a bottle yesterday...let the spraying begin!

 

There are two things I read here that I'd like to address tho.

Someone said that peafowl don't get leg mites. This might be true but I know that pheasants DO get leg mites and they are the same family. It could be that they just are not noticed on peas due to the larger scales.

The other thing is that, at least some types of bird mites, DO bite people. I've had chickens and battled mites for years without getting bit but I'm now going through the second bout of bites in the last six months and I'm absolutely miserable with itching. The last time it happened I went to a dermatologist who gave me a Permetherin cream to get rid of them and I'll probably end up going back for more. I'm really keeping my fingers crossed that the spray gets rid of them in the coops or I might just be done with chickens.

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