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post #1 of 6
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my aunt just got some peacock and they all had fleas any ideas how to get reid of them. they are also on her chickens and help with getting them off of them?

post #2 of 6

they are most likely mites...

They're something out there you put on them and in there coop to kill them.

 

1 Black Frizzle Cochin Bantam Hen(Frizzle)

, 1 Double Yellow Headed Amazon Parrot(Paco)

2 Cockatiels (Gizmo and Pearl) 1 Russian Tortoise (Shelldon)

1 Loyal mixed breed dog(Simba) 1 Deaf Ferret (Daisy)

2 Cats (Lucy and Lucy) 1 Syrian Hamster (Hamtaro)

*Rest in peace Echo*

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1 Black Frizzle Cochin Bantam Hen(Frizzle)

, 1 Double Yellow Headed Amazon Parrot(Paco)

2 Cockatiels (Gizmo and Pearl) 1 Russian Tortoise (Shelldon)

1 Loyal mixed breed dog(Simba) 1 Deaf Ferret (Daisy)

2 Cats (Lucy and Lucy) 1 Syrian Hamster (Hamtaro)

*Rest in peace Echo*

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post #3 of 6

Try dustbathing them with food grade diatomaceous earth. Don't touch it too much or breathe it in. I buy it at the feed store, it's like Sevin, but non-toxic (well, it's lethal to the bugs...) You can just put some in the spot where they dustbathe if they have a specific place they like and they'll do all the work for you. I do this for my chickens as well as occasionally putting some in the nest boxes.

On my 1/5 acre city lot: Lots of coturnix quail, 2 EEs , Welsummer, Speckled Sussex, 2 Ideal 236's, 1 cuckoo maran, 1 barred rock, 1 Barnevelder, 1 blue andalusian,  1 silver-laced wyandotte, 2 cats, lots of fish, an aquaponics set-up (with tilapia) and a very tolerant husband.
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On my 1/5 acre city lot: Lots of coturnix quail, 2 EEs , Welsummer, Speckled Sussex, 2 Ideal 236's, 1 cuckoo maran, 1 barred rock, 1 Barnevelder, 1 blue andalusian,  1 silver-laced wyandotte, 2 cats, lots of fish, an aquaponics set-up (with tilapia) and a very tolerant husband.
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post #4 of 6

Putting 1cc of Ivomec on their back or under their wing will help kill most creepy crawlys that like to live in/on them... smile

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Living and working on a Zoo farm - 300 plus chickens, fancy pigeons, Sebbies geese, turkey, crested ducks, peafowl, ornamental pheasant and ducks, Black swans, Egyptian geese, African Crowned Cranes, Emu, fainting goats, mini zebu, mini horses,mini donkey, alpacas, llamas, horses, 5 Great Pyrenees and a cat.
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post #5 of 6

you need to watch the Ivermectin, I can cause liver damage if not given in the correct dosage, Plus it does nothing for the ones in the pen. Go to a local feed store or farm supply place and get Sevin Dust. It's harmless to us and animals, but will kill the crap out of mites, fleas, and the such. Take out all bedding and burn it, them dust all the pens, and the birds. Grab a handfull and rub it in against the feathers so that it gets down to the skin. Also, if they have a dust /dirt bath wallow made some where, put a good bit in it, and they will reaply it theirselves. Wash up afterwards, It's harmless, but still it is a insecticide. Works wonders though, have used it all my life.
Aubrey


Edited by Boggy Bottom Bantams - 5/23/09 at 7:21am

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Breeders Specializing in  30+ colors  quality D'Anver, 15+ colors  Bantam Phoenix,  Ohiki , 4 colors Bantam Sumatra,  Imported lines of large fowl Phoenix, Longcrower , Cayuga Ducks, 10 colors  Call Ducks. 25+ years experience  with migratory waterfowl.

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Originally Posted by chickenzoo 

Putting 1cc of Ivomec on their back or under their wing will help kill most creepy crawlys that like to live in/on them... smile


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