Chicken afflictions

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by invernessleander34452, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. invernessleander34452

    invernessleander34452 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens obviously have chick ticks or chick fleas that have gravidated to my Brittany Spaniel, Sassy. She has these really small fleas on her belly that I cannot remove. I have tried tweezers to no avail. I finally sprayed her belly with Frontline Flea Spray even though she gets the K9 Advantix every month. The vet called them Stick-tite fleas from chickens. She said they are difficult to control and suggested I use K9 Advantage, just a drop or 2 on each chicken. She said it was not that strong, and it would remove these little devils from the chickens and therefore from my dog.

    How do all of you deal with these little chicken tick/fleas?
    I would think a powder would be good for the chickens since they love dust baths. Can anyone help me with this problem. I adore my chickens, and my Brittany. How can they co-exist without infesting each other?????
     
  2. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Get some Seven dust from your local feed or supply store. dust your chickens and your dog and also sprinkle it on the ground in the pens. Should take care of your problem pretty quickly.
     
  3. invernessleander34452

    invernessleander34452 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much for your answer. I will get some tomorrow and do just as you suggested. Thanks again!!!
     

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