how to get rid of lice??? i saw them on my chickens today

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Hunterlauren93, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Hunterlauren93

    Hunterlauren93 Out Of The Brooder

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    How to get rid of lice? My chickens have them i noticed them today. I brought a new chicken into the group, gave her a bath, ect. didnt see any bugs on her. but i see them now. What do i need to do to get rid of them asap?
     
  2. countrychick14

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    My friend uses dog flea and tick shampoo to get rid of them. Good luck!!
     
  3. BrokenRoadFarm

    BrokenRoadFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lot of people use DE (diatomaceous earth - food grade) and dust them with it. Others use Sevin powder - I use a poultry/garden dust I got from Tractor Supply since I haven't found anyone near me that sells DE....good luck!
     
  4. Hunterlauren93

    Hunterlauren93 Out Of The Brooder

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    I went to tractor supply today and found some Diatomaceous. 20 LBS for like 10.99. cheeper than most interent sites. Anyways, do i lightly dust them with it? do i put it on their food? What is too much to put on them?
     
  5. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    I mixed sevin with DE and dusted each chicken by hand-butt,under wings,and neck. I also put some sevin on the roost bar and into the dusting bath box. Repeat after 7 or so days.
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  7. darbella

    darbella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the DE has to be food grade to use on the chickens. I use Iver-on as a preventive measure and put it on them every 4 months and have been very lucky so far, I also put Sevin dust in the coop each time I change the shavings.
     
  8. remadl700

    remadl700 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted this on another request earlier but it is answering your question:

    Go a get some Food grade diatomaceous earth and dust your chickens and your pets with it. It will take a couple of times but its organic and non toxic. I use this once a month in the coop as well, dusting down the floor and the laying boxes. This can be used in the food mix also as a parasite killer for the internal bugaboos. The food grade will not harm an any way you or your chickens/animals. It is deadly to the parasites and bugs. Once ingested by the bugs it acts like a piece of glass and cuts them up internally.

    Solubenol can be mixed with the water for worms and you can also get some Tetracycline and follow the directions on how many grams per gallon. This has to be done for several days. I do these at the same time and add lemon juices to the water. Also make sure it is there only source for water so you know they are getting the medications.
     
  9. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:DE is a preventative, not a cure. See the link provided by flockwatcher, above.

    Why put them on an antibiotic like Tetracycline when all they have is lice? [​IMG] Unecessary use of antibiotics simply leads to future resistance when the antibiotic is actually needed.
     
  10. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:DE is a preventative, not a cure. See the link provided by flockwatcher, above.

    Why put them on an antibiotic like Tetracycline when all they have is lice? [​IMG] Unecessary use of antibiotics simply leads to future resistance when the antibiotic is actually needed.

    DITTO DITTO DITTO!!

    I use Ivermectin Eprinex - it's a bit more than the Iver-on, but it's more effective also. It's a cattle wormer, and it kills internal AND external parasites. Dosgae is .5cc per average sided adult.
     

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