Did anyone notice certain chickens prone to Lice?!?!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by eeiko321, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. eeiko321

    eeiko321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sep 1, 2008
    ive got 2 chickens......

    1. New Hampshire Red

    2.) Issa Brown

    i live in australia.

    the New hampshire i realise has finer feathers & more sparse (less) feather than the Issa.
    not only do i notice the Issa brown having more feathers......but the feathers actually seem more Furry...
    alot more fluffy at the base.....making it a bit harder to see the base of the skin where the feathers connect to.

    what i have noticed is that the ISSA is more prone to having lice crawling around its body.

    i havent had time to dust them for a while...few months at least...
    and ive checked this morning.... the new hampshire had NONE......
    and the ISSA as usual...........was INFESTED...

    its funnt because they sleep in a small coop together...
    but it seems so much more rare that the New hampshire gets any lice


    has anyone experienced this?
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    I have not experienced this... but I have heard that certain breeds and or particular birds seem to sometimes have a vulnerability to certain pests. Possibly from their roosting, living, grooming habits???
     

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