Fleas on chickens?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by babychicky, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. babychicky

    babychicky Out Of The Brooder

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    Do chickens get fleas and do they keep them groomed off of themselves? I have a 4 mth old buff orp hen and she is brought indoors at night (she is the only survivor of a flock of 20,dog and coons, not my pet coon, got the rest) and I was wondering if she can be treated with flea drops to control the fleas that she might bring indoors with her. Thank you!
     
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  2. babychicky

    babychicky Out Of The Brooder

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    anybody?.....
     
  3. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen pictures of sticktight fleas on chickens. Nasty things!
    There is such a thing as chicken fleas though.
     
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  4. poultryhaven

    poultryhaven Addicted to Seramas!

    Jan 19, 2009
    Ocala, FL
    I had two hens with fleas on their face so I rubbed DE into their face and every single flea was gone the next day.
     
  5. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    Chickens can carry, "chicken mites/lice"--you can treat them with Adam's flea and Tick spray(walmart in pet section) or dust them in Sevin Dust(lawn and garden section at Walmart)!
     

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