Help!!!! Chicken Lice

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PoultryQueen101, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. PoultryQueen101

    PoultryQueen101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Somehow our chickens ended up with lice... we have never had lice in our flocks, only mites. Are chicken lice the same lice that get on people??? I just had some crawling me and I squished them, but we dont have time for a people lice problem. Only our 4 adult polish were affected and we made sure to clean their two pens and put fresh bedding. We also bathed each bird and put sevin dust all over them, being careful of their preen area and vent. Along with that, we also put frontline sprqy on them that we do for mites, in the hopes it helped for both.

    Are they people lice as well as feather lice? They are really tiny and orange and the same size as a mite.
     
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  2. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They don't want you....they are just crawling around hunting their chicken. A quick shower gets them off just fine.
     
  3. PoultryQueen101

    PoultryQueen101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, just wandering. Mites are no problem, but these guys didnt wash off...
     
  4. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They didn't wash off of you?
     
  5. K R 2709

    K R 2709 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poultry lice are larger than mites and a sandy colour. They can't survive on humans and are host specific.
     

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