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Eprinex? Does it ?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chantecler, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. chantecler

    chantecler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    work on lice?

    I really need to do something about the lice on my chickens. I do not want to use Sevin or Pyrethrins if I don't have to.
    I have tried DE doesn't seem to get rid of them. I think I waited to long... Probably better at preventing?

    Anyhoo does pour on Eprinex work well on lice?

    Thanks so much!
    N [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2009
  2. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    It works, but if you put on to much, you can kill the bird, if you use it be very careful, some have great luck with it.
     
  3. chantecler

    chantecler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI

    The dosage I am seeing is 1/4 cc for small birds and 1/2 cc for large 10+lbs birds

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  4. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    you found some for birds? were
     
  5. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, that is the correct dosage. It is a cattle wormer, not necesarily marketed for poultry. I have easily doubled the recommended dosage with out adverse effects.
     
  6. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    were do you put it. I did the back of the neck between the wings 4drops with a small needle placed on the skin.
     
  7. crazyhen

    crazyhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw one place where they said you could not eat the eggs or use the meat from the hens that had eprinex put on them. Is this correct? Jean
     
  8. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    It only works on sucking or biting lice, the chicken louse eats feather dander.......
     
  9. chantecler

    chantecler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pips&peeps :

    It only works on sucking or biting lice, the chicken louse eats feather dander.......

    The chicken louse is a biting(chewing) louse. [​IMG]

    So I think it will work.

    I will let you know.

    N;-)​
     
  10. Rabid Vulture

    Rabid Vulture Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eprinex seems to work awesome on anything feeding on the birds (not their feathers) inside and out. I have been using it on my backyard flock and I have not seem any bugs resurface thus far. The dosing that I have used is the same, I apply once and then a second time after two weeks to get any eggs that hatched. I would also clean your coop and spray with a light insecticide.
     

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