1. littlem1nx

    littlem1nx New Egg

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    Hello,


    I have taken on six beautiful chickens but on closer inspection i can see that they haven't been taken care of at all.They were covered in lice,i used the powder but couldn't seem to get rid of them so i used frontline.It has worked a trick,absolutely brilliant but they have clumps of lice eggs around the base of the feathers around the vent area.When these hatch will they die because the frontline is still active?or is their something else i should be doing?I've put lice powder in the nesting box,in the coop and on roosting bars.I've provided a dust bath is their anymore i can do.

    The girls have also had some feather loss,i'm sure this was due to the lice. I'm currently giving them plenty of protein to try and help things along,i'm getting worried that the weather is getting colder and the girls will freeze.

    Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    Massachusetts
    You will probably have to use the frontline and dust again in 10 days from when you used it on your birds. I dont know how the frontline will work, as I have only used Ivermec.
    Hopefully someone else can pitch in to help you [​IMG]
     
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Since Frontline is supposed to be active for about 30 days, I would think it would kill them. Frontline Plus for sure, since it gets flea eggs as well as adults. I'd definitely inspect again around day 11 or so and go from there, as I hate to use that stuff more often than I have to. Some say there are ways to dissolve those clumps, but I never had any luck. So you'll probably have to either cut them out or let them stay until molting time.
     
  4. csummer8882

    csummer8882 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know for humans, vinegar will release the glue that holds the eggs on the hair shafts. Try a bit of that, see if it helps. [​IMG] Good luck!
     
  5. littlem1nx

    littlem1nx New Egg

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    Sorry for the late reply,

    Thankyou all very much,i've decided to treat with frontline plus.

    The girls are responding so well already.
     
  6. silvercat76

    silvercat76 Out Of The Brooder

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    I used horse lice duster III on my flock, my roo was covered to the point they were killing him. I used that stuffed and a few hours later they were dead. Good luck
     
  7. Alden Chickens

    Alden Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have used a generic topical flea product that has the same ingredients as Frontline-One drop under each wing. It has done wonders. I was wondering if anyone knows how young of a bird it can be used on. I used it on 1 year old hens but have some 7 week old "chicks" (they are all feathered out-just not full size yet) I would like to treat when I do the second round. Anyone know if they are old enough?
     

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