HELP!! Can ducks get Lice/Mites from chickens?????

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bleenie, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    My sisters chicks in the brooder house have got a HORRIBLE lice/mite infestation & we just moved the biggest ones in with the big hens & ducks.

    Can my Muscovies get the bugs too??

    I fully plan on going and buying some lice & mite dust tomorrow morning but the babies all got dusted with DE for tonight...

    My birds have NEVER had BUGS!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2010

  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

    Dec 19, 2009
    Southwest TN
    I dunno, but I would dust them all anyway just to be sure. Why r u yellin? [​IMG]
  3. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I fixed the post. I didn't mean to make it look like yelling. But i am really, really mad at her still.

    Just in case, I am going to get some Ivermectin from a friend and treat everyone.

    I read online that lice/mites only affect the head & neck area of ducks & if they're otherwise healthy they can control the bugs on their own. Still going to treat though.

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