Floppy Comb = pests?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Corey NC, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    My rooster, Moses, has had a floppy comb for a few days now, at first I thought it was just the heat now I am thinking it is some sort of pests. Around the vent area is red and inflamed with little white bugs on it. What can I do to get rid of these? How long can I wait before treating them? (going out of town tommorrow.)
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Uh oh... Sounds like poultry lice. You can buy the lice dust and dust all the birds and their surroundings.
     
  3. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    what is it called and can I get it at the feed store? How/where should I dust them on their bodies?
     
  4. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    Corey...it is definitely poultry lice...I found some on the cockerel I got from you this weekend. I'm going to try and find some Sevin dust at Southern States to use on him.
     
  5. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    I am so sorry I had no idea my chickens had lice I am working on finding something for mine. They have never had them before. Agian I am so sorry.

    What cause's them to appear? I keep the coop very clean. Can I get the lice from them?


    (oh btw I love the name rusty)
     
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  6. Judymae

    Judymae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can't get the lice from them. We call it livestock lice. My goats got it from a horse I bought that was just covered in it. I was told it can cause anemia and other probs so get it taken care of as soon as possible. If you go to a feed store or Tractor Supply they will have several different kinds of powder to put on the chickens. Make sure it is poultry safe.
     
  7. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    Quote:No worries...I had him inside on the bed with me watching TV...he had a bad day getting chased around so he was lounging in the AC on a beach towel...I felt something itching me and looked and it was a louse. I checked him and he had a few on him, so outside he went...here is a link on treatments:
    http://ohioline.osu.edu/vme-fact/0018.html
     
  8. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    So what I need to do is clean out the coop and dust everyone, the coop, the nest boxes and the run with sevin dust or DE? Will that fix everything up?
     
  9. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    I just went to the feed store and asked what they had for poultry lice and this is what they gave me.

    Ectiban D

    I trusted that my feed store knew what they were talking about and bought it. Does anyone know about this product and how to use it?
     
  10. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    It looks like the recommendation is to dust the coop...remove the feed and water. Dust the chickens by placing the ectiban in a trash bag...put the chicken in the bag with its head sticking out and shake and roll to get the dust all over the chicken.
    Wear a dust mask and shower well after. Repeat in 2 weeks.
     

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