Fleas!!!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by starkiller8, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. starkiller8

    starkiller8 Out Of The Brooder

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    i need anyone whos willing to give me advice. i have 37 chickens and most of them have fleas. it started out when i bought a pair of polish then the fleas just spread and spread and now there on most of my chickens. its weird though cause it seems to be only targeting my show chickens and my older laying hens. i need help and im only 14 and im not that experienced but i love my chikens like anyone else and im worried for there well being. i need all the help i can get.
     
  2. Mehjr10

    Mehjr10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You probably have either Mites or Lice, you can look on here for pictures of them and see which you have. Also search for treatments for lice and mites. You can use Ivermectin Cattle drench and put a couple drops on the chickens back and around the vent area. Also you can get some poultry dust and or Sevin dust to dust the coop and birds.
     
  3. starkiller8

    starkiller8 Out Of The Brooder

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    im pretty dang sure there fleas my dads a biologist and hes sure there fleas soo i dont know if theres anything different.
     
  4. starkiller8

    starkiller8 Out Of The Brooder

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    will frontline work????
     
  5. Mehjr10

    Mehjr10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. starkiller8

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    thanks
     
  7. Vamvakas

    Vamvakas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im going to be a pest control tech soon, you should use a powder for livestock.

    Fleas are horrilbe pest and I hate them,
     
  8. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Can anyone help me as well with the lice problem, i have already dusted them twice with lice and mite powder and they still wont go and now my little 2 week chick is riddled with them and it's horrible. My dad reckons that Chickens will always have lice and your just reducing the numbers when you treat them, is this true, should chickens always have some lice or do they have to be completely free of them???

    I really need help with this, it thoroughly annoys and frustrates me because I've heard they can eventually die form them and it puts them of laying and i dont want my future chicks getting them or any other new chicken or my new ducks that are coming in a couple of weeks. Please Please Please help.
     
  9. starkiller8

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    any specifics????
     
  10. Westtexasdustdevil

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    can you check the link. Doesn't work for me
     

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