chickens and lice

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by buckinnuts, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. buckinnuts

    buckinnuts Out Of The Brooder

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    being that I am not the chicken guru
    is the a dusting or med to treat the coop pr dust the chicken to insure there is no bird lice?
    thanks
     
  2. chickeepoo

    chickeepoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Umm… not sure of the entire question, but I was advised to use Sevin dust 5% to dust coop, walls and birds and some in the run to kill lice. The bag method was pretty messy (bird in plastic bag up to neck with powder in it, pop bag from various angles to distribute on feathers and skin; rub some on neck and head with soft cloth), so next time I'm going to try knee-high hosiery with some Sevin in it and dust them.

    Have you found lice on your birds or looking to prevent? There are also other products recommended by BYCers like Adams flea and tick spray, and natural products like DE… some more input from others, please.
     
  3. rypie13

    rypie13 Out Of The Brooder

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    With the sevin 5% dust is there A difference between garden grade and that for poultry. the stuff i have used in our garden is also labeled for cat and dog use. Also is there a problem with the chickens eating the dust after you have dusted their coop and run. Are you to repeat about every week if there is an outbreak? Also is it a good precaution to treat the other birds even without symptoms?
     
  4. buckinnuts

    buckinnuts Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I haven't found lice butthe wife wants me to make sure there is not any
    So I guess preventative
     

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