Help, lice infested rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sanna, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Sanna

    Sanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, someone "donated" an old rooster to us. We are a non-profit rescue farm so we get all sorts of critters.
    I'm assuming the people that had the rooster either had no clue how to even look for lice, or they knew of the roosters condition and that's why he's here. Either way, he's with us now.

    This poor guy is about 11 years old and only has one eye. He's a VERY nice guy.
    I gave him a bath yesterday with Happy Jack flea & tick shampoo.
    This is what's in it.
    ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:

    Pyrethrins

    0.150%

    *Piperonyl Butoxide, Technical

    0.300%

    **N-Octyl Bicycloheptene Dicarboximide

    0.500%

    OTHER INGREDIENTS:

    99.050%

    TOTAL

    100.00%​

    All the lice seem to be gone, or at least dead, that I can see. Question is, does this shampoo also kill the eggs that are on his feathers? I cut off the biggest balls of eggs, which means I cut off some feathers. I have no idea if this is a smart thing to do to a chicken? Didn't dare pluck any feathers.

    Is there anything else I should do for this rooster? He's in a room by himself so he won't give any lice to any chickens on the farm...or any other bugs that I might not be able to see.
     
  2. dracoe19

    dracoe19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the shampoo will do the trick. I usually is Permethrin 10 to kill lice. It will kill the adult and eggs at the same time. I think you did the right thing with cutting some of his feathers. I would wait and see in about a week or two if there are more lice. I be the old guy is so graitful tha you decided to help him :). He'll be one happy boy once he is better!
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    My understanding is that coconut oil will remove lice eggs.
    Dust him with sevin dust if you dont want to mess with the coconut oil, avoid the eyes and nostrils. If the eggs hatch, the sevin dust will kill the nits.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I would probably worm him too. If he's that infested with lice, he's probably got worms too.
     
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  6. Sanna

    Sanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good idea on the worming. I will do that.
    Thank you everyone for the advice and comments!

    The rooster is looking much better today. He's a handsome guy, pretty buff. I have no idea what breed he is, probably a mix, but I'm glad he's here. He'll have a good retirement. We'll give him a couple of girls once we know he's lice & bug free. [​IMG]
     
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I heard that coconut oil is being used for Alzheimer's, Epilepsy, Autism, .....................Ah ,the miracle of coconut oil. [​IMG] I actually put my dog on coconut oil for seizures-just a few days ago.

    Sevin is great, like Dawg said!
     
  8. Novaleigh

    Novaleigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I diluted Adams brand flea and tick (adult and egg!) liquid solution (safe to use on kittens and puppies) with some water and used it on my entire flock. On a hot day in AZ (so they didn't get cold after the dunk), I dunked my flock..one by one. I love that stuff! It is a one time use solution. No need to repeat 7 to 10 days later. My whole flock was once infested, but now mite free! =) [​IMG]wild dove population needs to keep their mites to themselves!
     

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