cotton louie and minniechickmama,
I went back to a sulphur dust box for the chickens after having lice twice in 6 months. Dirt, wood ash from my wood stove, and a cup of sulphur.
very effective! make sure it is pure sulphur, sometimes also called flowers of sulphur. works on any external parasite (mites and lice, I suppose fleas but haven't ever seen those on chickens).
another way is to put pure sulphur in their food for about 8 days. Its an old time remedy. Not to exceed 10% of the feed. Also a nice way to deal with it in the winter when cold has an impact on how you treat your chickens.
I also use sulphur on minor wounds, just a sprinkle, especially deep puncture wounds, so it is useful to have in the cupboard or barn.
avail on internet, garden centers. just make sure it is 100% sulphur, it is sold for lots of fungal and insect stuff and often junked up with stuff you don't want to put on chickens
Edited by lalaland - 4/24/16 at 4:21am