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How do you remove the lice nits?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 4Hchickymomma, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. 4Hchickymomma

    4Hchickymomma Just Hatched

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    We have two silkies for my childs 4-H project, and when we got home with them, they were covered in lice. (We will forever be checking any new birds we get). I have treated with Permethrin 10,and we are not finding any live lice at all, but we have to get all of the nits off or they will be D/Q from showing. What is the best method to remove the nits? The birds are Silkies if that makes a difference.
     
  2. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rub the nits in coconut oil and clip them off.If that doesn't work you will need to wait til the eggs hatch then use the duster.
     
  3. 4Hchickymomma

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    So, once they hatch, the hard part of the nit will go away or will there still be something to remove?
     
  4. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The nit is the eggs once they hatch there will be nothing there.But dust them as soon as they hatch so they don't make more eggs.
     

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