HELP! How do I get ride of fall chewing lice???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ArtGirl, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. ArtGirl

    ArtGirl Chicken crazy

    Our chickens got some chewing lice and we can't get rid of them. We want to get rid of them as soon as possible but nothing seems to work. We have tried the diatomaceoues earth for 2 weeks but it just slowed the reproduction down. What is cheep and would kill all of the bugs fast and keep them away.We love our chickens but can't live with the bugs and if we can't get rid of them we might have to get rid of the chickens. PLEASE help us! Our chickens are just like pets and we would be absolutely sad to have to get rid of them. No chickens could ever replace them. Please help us !!!!!!
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2013
  2. sherylreno

    sherylreno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ivermectin works great, you can find it at your feed store or Walmart. Try that and you should be good to go.
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    I recommend dusting your birds with sevin dust. Ivermectin wont kill lice, lice dont suck blood. They feed off feathers and skin.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    X3, Sevin dust should work. I use it on my birds every once in a while, and they are fine.
     
  6. ArtGirl

    ArtGirl Chicken crazy

    How much does sevin dust cost? We are on a tight budget and can't spend a lot of money.
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2013
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    $5.97 at Lowe's.
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  8. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I stockpile this stuff!!!! It is the best thing ever:)
     

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