getting rid of lice

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Farmer Benjii, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Farmer Benjii

    Farmer Benjii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i want to buy some DE off the net but dont know where to find it, pleaes post links [​IMG]
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    If you were up over instead of down under I imagine I could find plenty of DE for you.

    Good luck.
     
  3. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might check with a local vet or farmer's co-op.
     
  4. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you already have lice the DE will not help. It is used as a preventative measure. Once you have lice or mites you have to go with a pesticide. I don't know what is available there but talk to your local feed store. There are powders you can apply (make sure the powder is worked all the way down the feather shaft to the skin, the lice live there) or drops that can be used on the skin.

    What ever you do don't wait. Lice will weaken chickens very quickly and can cause deaths.
     
  5. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Ebay has DE for fairly reasonable prices. That's where I got mine.
     

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