Broody with mites or lice?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Bellasmom, May 13, 2009.

  1. Bellasmom

    Bellasmom Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 9, 2009
    I have a broody and she's got mites or lice I think. I cleaned out the bedding and dusted with Sevin and DE. I sprinkled de on the broody, the other one won't let me near her and by the time they are asleep tonight we will be having storms. The bigger one that isn't a broody is a game hen and she's a tough one to do anything with!

    Am I on the right track to keeping the pests down? She's hard to do anything with right now but I was able to look through her tail feathers and she has a bald spot at the base of her tail. There were also some white things clinging to her tail feather.

    Should I also sprinkle her with the Sevin dust?
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    This link gives info on mites and lice and a picture of lice eggs.

    You really need to dust them both with Sevin. If one has lice, they all have lice. The DE is a good preventative but I would not count on it to clear an infestation.

    Good luck!!

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