Getting rid of nits

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Raquel122, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. Raquel122

    Raquel122 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have silkies and I have tried taking a flea comb, washing them, pulling then out with my fingers, and I can't seem to get these nits off of the base of the feathers . What else can I try to get rid of them?
     
  2. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Dip the bird up to its neck in Permethrin lased water. Repeat every few days to kill the lice as or when they hatch. I am unsure if anything will control nits, maybe lard or Crisco.
     
  3. Raquel122

    Raquel122 Out Of The Brooder

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    @chickengeorgetoOkay. The nits are mostly under the beak, ear and upper neck area.
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2015

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