Help Needed with Broody and Bird Lice!

FlyingByTheSeatOfMyPants

In the Brooder
10 Years
May 14, 2009
52
0
39
The Jersey Shore
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??!!
 

Elite Silkies

Crowing
10 Years
Jun 17, 2009
5,410
45
251
Oklahoma
My Coop
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.
 

onthespot

Deluxe Dozens
11 Years
Mar 29, 2008
7,187
41
271
Riverside/Norco, CA
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.
 

Ms.FuzzyButts

Songster
10 Years
Sep 5, 2009
2,747
2
171
North Alabama
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!
 

sonew123

Poultry Snuggie
11 Years
Mar 16, 2009
25,016
100
421
onchiota NY
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
 

Elite Silkies

Crowing
10 Years
Jun 17, 2009
5,410
45
251
Oklahoma
My Coop
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


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.
 

FlyingByTheSeatOfMyPants

In the Brooder
10 Years
May 14, 2009
52
0
39
The Jersey Shore
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!
 

sonew123

Poultry Snuggie
11 Years
Mar 16, 2009
25,016
100
421
onchiota NY
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


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.


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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