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Do chickens always have lice? even after treatment?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by LindsayB, May 14, 2009.

  1. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i noticed last week all 3 of my hens had lice on them so I dusted them with poultry dust that kills lice, fleas, and mites. I dusted the whole coop as well (except for the nest box) and re-dusted eveything and them 6 days later. I'm still noticing a few lice on them though. their feathers look great so I dont see how the remaining lice are bothering them. Are chickens just always going to have some lice on them?????
     
  2. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    You have to keep treating until all the lice/mites are gone. The lice eggs hatch daily and you must keep at it until all are hatched and dead.
     

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