Chicken Lice Problem :/

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by dani_chickenz, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. dani_chickenz

    dani_chickenz Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone
    I noticed recently that my chickens have chicken lice.... and it has spread to my 4 day old chicks. Does anyone no what i can do for the chicks?
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:Sevin dust is safe to use on them, avoid their eyes and nostrils. Put a little on your finger and gently rub it in on them. Repeat in 10 days. You'll need to treat the adults as well, the inside of their house, nests and roosts. Redust the others and the inside of their house as well in 10 days to kill nits that have hatched from the initial dusting. This will end their lifecycle. Sevin dust can be purchased at Lowe's for $4.97.
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  3. dani_chickenz

    dani_chickenz Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thankyou very much [​IMG]
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I use Permethrin 10%. I dilute it in a big pump sprayer and go around at night when the birds are on the roost and spray them down. Much easier than dusting.
     
  5. remadl700

    remadl700 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DE is another natural alternative to Sevin. I have had very good succes with it and it is 100% safe to handle and use around chickens.
     

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