Help Needed with Broody and Bird Lice!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by FlyingByTheSeatOfMyPants, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. FlyingByTheSeatOfMyPants

    FlyingByTheSeatOfMyPants Out Of The Brooder

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    My daughter has a standard Blue Cochin who has been broody since late April, and we've tried every trick we know of to break her of the habit. Now, she's developed a bad case of bird lice. We tried bathing her today in soapy water, but that didn't do much. We're completely frustrated with her. We ran out of the food grade DE weeks ago and have been waiting for a mail order for weeks (I'm not sure it was working that great anyway)!

    We do eat the eggs of the EEs that share the coop with her, so we're too afraid to use something that might be dangerous. What really works??!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    You can get some Poultry dust from TSC, that should work. Make sure you dust under her wings, around her vent, etc. Dust her really good. I would also dust all the others and the coop.
     
  3. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    If she is broody, she is not laying. Quit fooling around with DE. It doesn't work. Use a pesticide poultry dust on her and don't worry about poison eggs, She is not laying. Dusting a broody will not make the EE eggs bad to eat.
     
  4. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I had the same problem. I bought some stuff called Natural Pyretrin Concentrate... Mixed it 1 part to 9 parts of water. Bathed her and then cleaned and sprayed her coop.. No more bugs!
     
  5. FlyingByTheSeatOfMyPants

    FlyingByTheSeatOfMyPants Out Of The Brooder

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    So if we dust them all and the coop with the pesticide poultry dust, how long do we have to lay off eating the eggs?
     
  6. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I've always ate the eggs. I even put the Poultry dust in their nesting boxes. Maybe, that's a bad idea. Interested to see what others say.
     
  7. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:I eat the eggs too and I always put it in their nesting boxes!!! De works just ok but it doesnt hurt so I use it too. I saw some on a few a my girls and I use Ivermectin pour on too within 24 hours-no more buggies [​IMG]
     
  8. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I eat the eggs too and I always put it in their nesting boxes!!! De works just ok but it doesnt hurt so I use it too. I saw some on a few a my girls and I use Ivermectin pour on too within 24 hours-no more buggies [​IMG]

    I also use the Ivomec pour on, but I do know on that there is a waiting limit, before you can eat the eggs. I think anyway, I've been wrong before, though. [​IMG]
     
  9. FlyingByTheSeatOfMyPants

    FlyingByTheSeatOfMyPants Out Of The Brooder

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    Where I live we don't have a TSC close by, so I found something on the TSC website called Y-Tec Garden and Poultry dust. Is this what you were talking about? It seems to have the permethrin (sp?) in it in powder form. Believe it or not, I found that Amazon.com has it for $6.00 plus shipping. I hope this is the right stuff!
     
  10. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:I eat the eggs too and I always put it in their nesting boxes!!! De works just ok but it doesnt hurt so I use it too. I saw some on a few a my girls and I use Ivermectin pour on too within 24 hours-no more buggies [​IMG]

    I also use the Ivomec pour on, but I do know on that there is a waiting limit, before you can eat the eggs. I think anyway, I've been wrong before, though. [​IMG]

    I have actually almost bathed in it! Dang if I didnt spill half a bottle down my arms and legs! If I didnt die from that, I figured eating the eggs werent going to kill me LOL....
     

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