how long til lice eggs hatch?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by winecountrychic, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. winecountrychic

    winecountrychic New Egg

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    7 days ago I noticed lice on my 3, 10 week old chicks. I dusted them with poultry dust,changed their bedding and dusted their coop and I haven't seen any lice since. I went ahead and dusted them again today since it has been a week. They have alot of sandy looking grit stuck to the base of their feathers which I assume are the lice eggs and I was just wondering when they will hatch so I can kill them.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    Usually it is recommended to wait 10 days then dust again, as the eggs will have hatched by then.
     

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