Anyone else use Frontline for dogs for lice/mites on chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by luvmy33chicks, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. luvmy33chicks

    luvmy33chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen a number of posts recently concerning lice/mites and others asking what to do.
    I myself have used Frontline for dogs the spot on treatment for my chickens. Put 2 drops on my big girls, and 1 on my smaller Bantams.
    I didnt have any problems with it and havent seen any critters on them since.
    I was just wondering if I was alone in doing this. Has anyone else used it?
     
  2. TinyBirds

    TinyBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with alternatives. A drop of neem oil above the vent works too, for those looking for other solutions. I can't imagine going to the trouble of dusting Sevin on every chicken separately. We have 200 chickens!
     
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  3. chixruleboysdrool

    chixruleboysdrool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my chickens keeps pecking at her feathers. She has even ripped some of her feathers out. Does that mean she has mites? And how do I check for them???
     
  4. luvmy33chicks

    luvmy33chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:dont know if thats a sign of mites
    could another chicken be plucking at her?
    just simply part her feathers and look
    i know lice are light brown and pretty sure mites are black or red
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Hmmm, anytime I've used Frontline, they warn you about getting it on your hands.
     
  6. luvmy33chicks

    luvmy33chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i use k9 advantix 2 on my dogs
    same warnings
    im still here though
    my 2 boxers used to lick it off each other when i first applied it
    weirdos but they survived
     
  7. Monkeymaster

    Monkeymaster New Egg

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    What is neem oil?
     
  8. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have used it without any problems/
     
  9. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Yes, you can use Frontline on chickens.
     
  10. tashpotato

    tashpotato Out Of The Brooder

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    Where do put it on them? A drop on each mid size chuck will do right?
     

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