dusting for lice and mites

bcross

Hatching
8 Years
May 21, 2011
2
0
7
When should I worry about dusting for lice and mites and what should I use for it?
 

sheila3935

Songster
9 Years
Jul 10, 2010
2,827
30
181
Stonington, illinois
Usually keeping them a dustbath will keep the lice and mites away. You can add DE to the dust bath and will help in preventing them but if you do get them treat with Seven dust. DE will not work on an infestation. Check periodically around tail and vent area and rub your hand across the roosts. If it turns red you probably have mites.
 

Sassy1967

In the Brooder
8 Years
Aug 15, 2011
33
1
22
Alabama
Thank you for this post/question! I was wondering the same thing. I see our chickens taking their usual dirt bath, but wondered if I need to add some 7 Dust in their bathing area to ensure that we prevent mites and lice.
Thanks again!
 

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