New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

do lice or mites die

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Do lice and or mites die when it gets cold like fleas or ticks? And how do I know a mite from lice? I feel terrible, I thought they were molting and then I noticed the one girls butt looked dark and funny. They are thriving but it must really feel yukie. Poor girls!! How long does it take for them to recover?

I get up, I walk, I fall down...meanwhile I keep dancing. Lets do a chicken dance!
Reply
I get up, I walk, I fall down...meanwhile I keep dancing. Lets do a chicken dance!
Reply
post #2 of 13

If you do not treat them , the mites can kill your birds. They are parasites and feed off your chicken making them sick and weak. You MUST go to the garden dept and get SEVIN DUST. You must treat each bird and then again in 7-10 days(new eggs hatch).
Then you MUST totally clean coop out and dust in the coop, redo 7-10 days down the road.

It will NOT go away! You MUST treat your chickens and you have your work cut out for you! You CAN win the battle but do not let it get sooo bad you have to cull! This is totally treatable.

Mites can be little black or red dots that move around, exspecially at night. Lice will be clearish brown and oblong, their nits will be clustered mostly in the legs and vent area but can spread all over.

They will recover once you treat them as directed. I am sure other BYC members will chime in as well.
Best of luck~

www.shelfreliance.com/heatherblalock  your premier source for emergency preparedness supplies and informational tools. Featuring freeze dried foods, food rotation systems (food storage shelves), and our revolutionary calculators for food storage and emergency kits, Shelf Reliance offers the tools you'll need to create a comprehensive, customized emergency preparedness plan.
Reply
www.shelfreliance.com/heatherblalock  your premier source for emergency preparedness supplies and informational tools. Featuring freeze dried foods, food rotation systems (food storage shelves), and our revolutionary calculators for food storage and emergency kits, Shelf Reliance offers the tools you'll need to create a comprehensive, customized emergency preparedness plan.
Reply
post #3 of 13

These sites might help you tell the difference. 

Ohio State Mites and Lice
http://ohioline.osu.edu/vme-fact/0018.html

Mites Description
http://www.backyardchickens.com/members/archives/145

Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought....Abraham Lincoln (Freedom carries responsibility)

The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right.....Judge Learned Hand  (The more sure your are that your way is the only right way, the more likely you are wrong.)

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

Reply

Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought....Abraham Lincoln (Freedom carries responsibility)

The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right.....Judge Learned Hand  (The more sure your are that your way is the only right way, the more likely you are wrong.)

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

Reply
post #4 of 13

SIllystunt said it all!  Do exactly what he/she said and it will be alright.  Mites and lice will kill your flock.

post #5 of 13

but do they die like fleas and ticks in the winter cold weather??  the reason i ask is because i treat all yr round dusting the coop and i wonder if in the winter i really need to so
do they die??

tested flock.2013 raising buff,gold and silver laced polish and Columbian wyandottes only.

 Holland lops,  lionx lops and Flemish giants.

Reply

tested flock.2013 raising buff,gold and silver laced polish and Columbian wyandottes only.

 Holland lops,  lionx lops and Flemish giants.

Reply
post #6 of 13

They won't die off in the winter. I usually have more problems with them in the winter than summer.

I had  Naked Necks  when Naked Necks weren't cool!

 

Lundy Wildcat Blues, Black RoundHeads, Black Mcraes, Black Shufflers, Black Bonanzas, Clarets

Brown Reds, Spangled RoundHeads, Blueface Hatch, Malays, Shamos and BBS Naked Necks!

 

 

Reply

I had  Naked Necks  when Naked Necks weren't cool!

 

Lundy Wildcat Blues, Black RoundHeads, Black Mcraes, Black Shufflers, Black Bonanzas, Clarets

Brown Reds, Spangled RoundHeads, Blueface Hatch, Malays, Shamos and BBS Naked Necks!

 

 

Reply
post #7 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by chickn 

but do they die like fleas and ticks in the winter cold weather??  the reason i ask is because i treat all yr round dusting the coop and i wonder if in the winter i really need to so
do they die??


Well, i am not sure if freezing weather kills them. but since a chickens temp and coop are warm i would think they would hide out and feed off your chickens.

Dusting with what? DE that is a prevents doesn't treat! Love the stuff but doesn't kill it! You dust with Sevin, i wouldn't unless you have an outbreak.

www.shelfreliance.com/heatherblalock  your premier source for emergency preparedness supplies and informational tools. Featuring freeze dried foods, food rotation systems (food storage shelves), and our revolutionary calculators for food storage and emergency kits, Shelf Reliance offers the tools you'll need to create a comprehensive, customized emergency preparedness plan.
Reply
www.shelfreliance.com/heatherblalock  your premier source for emergency preparedness supplies and informational tools. Featuring freeze dried foods, food rotation systems (food storage shelves), and our revolutionary calculators for food storage and emergency kits, Shelf Reliance offers the tools you'll need to create a comprehensive, customized emergency preparedness plan.
Reply
post #8 of 13

yes, sevin is what i use

tested flock.2013 raising buff,gold and silver laced polish and Columbian wyandottes only.

 Holland lops,  lionx lops and Flemish giants.

Reply

tested flock.2013 raising buff,gold and silver laced polish and Columbian wyandottes only.

 Holland lops,  lionx lops and Flemish giants.

Reply
post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by chickn 

yes, sevin is what i use


I wouldn't unless you see them little buggers

www.shelfreliance.com/heatherblalock  your premier source for emergency preparedness supplies and informational tools. Featuring freeze dried foods, food rotation systems (food storage shelves), and our revolutionary calculators for food storage and emergency kits, Shelf Reliance offers the tools you'll need to create a comprehensive, customized emergency preparedness plan.
Reply
www.shelfreliance.com/heatherblalock  your premier source for emergency preparedness supplies and informational tools. Featuring freeze dried foods, food rotation systems (food storage shelves), and our revolutionary calculators for food storage and emergency kits, Shelf Reliance offers the tools you'll need to create a comprehensive, customized emergency preparedness plan.
Reply
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 

Thank you, thank you. I treated them tonight with the Seven. I only have 2 hens, and they live in a part of the barn that's the size of a one car garage. It's metal and not partically warm. They free range all day and I shut them in at night. I threw dust around in the pine shavings, and since they're not laying I'll completely clean out where they lay etc.  Then I should do it again in 7 days??? When will I and how will I know that they are better?????? I know these must all be stupid questions, but I'm so new at this and the girls were lost strays that I took in.
You all have been very helpful, any more advice would be much appreciated.

I get up, I walk, I fall down...meanwhile I keep dancing. Lets do a chicken dance!
Reply
I get up, I walk, I fall down...meanwhile I keep dancing. Lets do a chicken dance!
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home