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Are these lice.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Sparkway, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. Sparkway

    Sparkway Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [[/B]Got this coop off craigslist and sent a friend to pick it up first mistake. It's been in my drive way 5 ft from my backyard fence. I opened up this morn to clean and saw these.
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    Not a great pic since they are moving. What is next step. I am leaving for 2 wk vacation. So no birds will be near it. What can I do to begin the extermination process. I'm sorry I know this has been answered already but want to def identify these. If pic is no good will try more
    Thanks Anthony
     
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  2. Bryce243

    Bryce243 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bug bom
     
  3. Sparkway

    Sparkway Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bryce do you recommend anything g imparticular?
     
  4. Bryce243

    Bryce243 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Close ur chickens outside and bug bomb the coop and change the shavings/ straw
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Lice do not survive long off of a chickens body....a better pic might help to positively identify them, do you have a macro setting on your camera?

    ...Or.... you could cover the inside of the whole coop with sevin spray and that will kill any bug that touches it. Might (Mite-haha) not be a bad idea as there may be other things living in the cracks and crevices that you can't see....like Mites.
     
  6. Sparkway

    Sparkway Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I soaked it with Sevin spray. And they're were still some alive. I sprayed again will check it in morning. I bought the dust too. I will get a better pic tomorrow but hopefully none will be camera ready lol
     
  7. Sparkway

    Sparkway Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Here is a pic of a dead one. It looks like Plankton from SpongeBob lol. Those are antennae. Some survived the Sevin spray but then I dusted today with Sevin. Many more dead. Chickens haven't been in the coop for weeks. Hope this pic helps. I'm thinking maybe some kind of wood bug, since the coop has been sitting empty for a bit. What can I use to fill crevices inside ?
    Thanks
    Anthony
     
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  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    If chicken haven't been in the coop for weeks, I doubt there is anything in there that would bother chickens.
     

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