how long til lice eggs hatch?

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

  1. winecountrychic

    winecountrychic New Egg

    Jan 28, 2013
    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

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Usually it is recommended to wait 10 days then dust again, as the eggs will have hatched by then.

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