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Found Poultry lice what do I do with chicks?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by JHillgrove, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. JHillgrove

    JHillgrove Out Of The Brooder

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    I found that my chickens have lice. I have permithrine poultry dust that I used last time they had it. But this year I have 3 baby chicks that one of my hens is raising. I have not checked them but should I treat them and their mother? Is it safe for them to be in the coop while I am dusting everyone else?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I''d treat the chicks with the same thing. It may not be so good for them but the bugs are worse and that's a "gentle" treatment.
     
  3. the3ofus+oursixchicks

    the3ofus+oursixchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2011
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    ummmmmmmm what is poultry lice?what does it look like? and can i get it?
     
  4. JHillgrove

    JHillgrove Out Of The Brooder

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    poultry lice are these little bugs that crawl around on the chickens skin and eat blood and skin. You can probably get bit by them if your holding your chicken but they cant live on you or infest you. You can see them because the chickens have bald spots from itching so much. They are creepy.
     
  5. the3ofus+oursixchicks

    the3ofus+oursixchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2011
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    Quote:shwwwwww glad they can live on me although that is making me itch right now [​IMG]
     
  6. JHillgrove

    JHillgrove Out Of The Brooder

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    I powdered them all last night, everyone looks fine this morning, including the chicks. Thanks
     
  7. LaGeniaLoca

    LaGeniaLoca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have a pic of what this looks like? Are there different treatments for it, or only one specific treatment?
     
  8. JHillgrove

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    Quote:Go online and search poultry lice, it will show pictures, tell you the difference between lice and mites and will tell you all the many treatments. I just used what I already had, it worked last time.
     
  9. tomingreeneco

    tomingreeneco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always sprinkle some Sevin where they dust take a dust bath. Works for me.
     

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