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

    Apr 26, 2008
    Cypress, Texas
    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

    Apr 17, 2008
    Gainesville, Fl.
    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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