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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chicken500, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. chicken500

    chicken500 Out Of The Brooder

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    My broody hen has a whole mess of lice and I want to get rid them somehow? I can't buy the sprays or dusts since I a kid and I don't work so will vinger work, salt?
    please help she is like full of them.
     
  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    You didn`t say what stage of broody she is in. If she has chicks, ya gotta wait til they are about a month old. If she is just starting to set, ya gotta use something like sevin dust on her and the nest. Best to dust her and make her a new nest. Dust the box before you put in the straw. Salt or vinigar won`t work.
     
  3. chicken500

    chicken500 Out Of The Brooder

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    She is has 2 weeks on the nest and this always happens only to my nesting broodies but the lice leave once she gets off the nest.
    What does lice do to chickens? or what do lice do in general?
     
  4. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure it's lice? not red mites? Have you got any fly spray at home?
     
  5. chicken500

    chicken500 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh my bad it's mites. I have ant spray also the eggs have black dots on them what is this? Will the chicks still hatch?
     
  6. chicken500

    chicken500 Out Of The Brooder

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    Will Isopropyl Alcohol work it's active ingredient is Isopropyl Alcohol 50%, or will rosemary work?
    Where can you by all this stuff? can someone send me a little? I'll give you a chick once they hatch.
     
  7. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Can your parents buy what you need for your hen at the feed store?
     
  8. chicken500

    chicken500 Out Of The Brooder

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    no they won't they don't understand how important this is since there all spanish, I wish I had animal caring parents but oh well.
    Will these mites harm the eggs?
     
  9. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no, but it can kill your hen. Do you have any fly spray at home?
     
  10. chicken500

    chicken500 Out Of The Brooder

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    yeah I have fly/roach/ant/etc. spray? do I use it on her face since that's where they all are? or under her wing? then once I do that what do I do with the nest?
     

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