Originally Posted by superchemicalgirl
Al, speaking of what to wear, how're the creepy crawlies doing?
I was a bit bummed to see a few bugs when we went to do the second treatment. But I am not sure hiw you are supposed to time the second dose so you get the eggs after they hatch but before the new ones lay.
The first few I used the horse lice powder on (which is what I used the first go around), but lots of you'll had suggested putting the powder in a tub, putting hen in tub, and fluffing the powder through her feathers.
So I tried it that way, and FIRSTLY, gently rubbing it all over the hen and through her feathers made So many
feathers fall off (still molting), and SECONDLY, it used up way more powder so I got only four hens done before the entire large can of powder was gone.
So.... I searched through my entire house and found some old human lice shampoo.. I said the kids had to wash the three old hens that had both lice and I think a touch of vent gleet, while I ran to town to buy more stuff.
I ended up with cat spray (all of the things I used had the same active ingredient). The spray was much faster...
Anyway, it is probably time to pick one up again and see if that did it.... Some had so many eggs though...I wonder if all have hatched out yet, might need a third round.
My hen that looked like a zombie... Must gave been a zombie from scratching/itchy, she is covered with lovely pin feathers now!!! No bare skin anywhere!