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

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

  1. eeiko321

    eeiko321 Songster

    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
    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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