Chicken Lice, Can’t shake em!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by KahKaDoodleDo22, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. KahKaDoodleDo22

    KahKaDoodleDo22 In the Brooder

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    Hi Chicken owning friends, I need some advice on different methods for getting rid of chicken lice and their eggs, I just can’t seem to keep up!

    I have 32 birds, been dusting with DE and spraying with Poultry Protector. I have used this method before but it’s not working now.

    I have some Prozap but thought that was pretty harmful to the birds. Should I try this?

    Other method suggestions are much appreciated!!
     
  2. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    Permethrin dust, you have to dust everybody and repeat it in 7 days.
    You have to clean and dust the coop too.
    DE won't do much for lice, neither does poultry protector it is too weak. :)
     
  3. KahKaDoodleDo22

    KahKaDoodleDo22 In the Brooder

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    Well then that’s been my problem! I’m so annoyed with these things. Thanks! I will get on the permethrin dust!
     
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  4. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    I find permethrin spray to be more convenient to use.
     
  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Crossing the Road

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    Permethrin spray is easier and less expensive, and either the dust or spray will work. Wear at least a N95 dust mask!!!
    Lice and mites are a pain, and will reoccur with exposure to wild songbirds. :he
    Mary
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Agrees the spray is easier, but ya gotta get it on the skin.
     
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  7. Sobek

    Sobek Songster

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    When I bought permethrin I put it in a bucket, and soaked every chicken for a few good seconds and then quickly soaked them in some clean soapy water to rinse chemicals off. I dealt with a horde of Lice. It was traumatizing.... I would be at work hours later and feel little things crawling on me... Sure enough it was the lice lol. They were infested with hundreds of those things it was the most disgusting thing I have ever seen. My mistake was trying to go organic. :l The organic spray was good it just didn't have the kick I needed
     
  8. Texas Kiki

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  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree, if you have a TSC you can get the dust, premixed spray and the concentrate. I use the dust on the birds and THOROUGHLY spray in the coops and repeat weekly for awhile because it doesn't kill the pests eggs. I buy the concentrate I mix in a gallon sprayer and the wand helps to reach the hard to reach areas for me, and no egg withdrawal.
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