Dog Flea Shampoo to treat Mites/Lice?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MotherhenXOXO, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. MotherhenXOXO

    MotherhenXOXO Songster

    Feb 27, 2016
    Does anyone know if you can treat mites /lice in chickens with dog flea shampoo?

  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Free Ranging

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    It would really depend on what ingredients/chemicals are in the shampoo. Shampoo may be too harsh to use on chickens and strip the oils on the chickens feathers and/or cause irritation to the skin.

    Poultry dust, pyrethrin powders, etc may be better to use. You can find it at TSC or your local feed stor.
    Provide a dry dust bathing area for your birds to use, clean out and treat your coop. Generally treatment will need to be repeated a couple of times every 7 days.

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