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how to get rid of LICE on chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BEEDiAMOND88777, Nov 20, 2015.

how to get rid of chicken lice

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  1. BEEDiAMOND88777

    BEEDiAMOND88777 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one chicken that i cept in the same coop as my turkeys. (they are seperated) and i figer out that my chicken has lice! do my turkeys have lice now? and how do i get rid of it without useing garden dust or cemicel lice killer? i need to know fast! after checking my birds for lice i saw 2 lice on my hands! dose that mean i have lice now? and will bird lice go on other animals?
     
  2. Free Spirit

    Free Spirit The Chiarian

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  3. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    Neem oil.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0012...71&sr=8-8&pi=AC_SX110_SY165&keywords=neem+oil

    That's the best value, and the one in my coop...

    You'll need about an oz per gallon of water and add a couple drops of dish soap (dawn works great).

    Then spray down coop, roosts, and nesting boxes. Get the birds with a rag with it soaked in... Be aware, it smells funky ;) not BAD, but funky lol...


    No withdrawal time for eggs, no toxic chemicals, all natural and organic :)
     
  4. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bird lice tend not to move on to other animals. They will go on them but not harm them. You can use Citric acid or sulfur. Easiest and cheapest things that carry those is Garlic Powder and onions contain sulfur. Orange juice, Lemon juice and lime juice contain citric acid. If you get straight sulfur I know for a fact it kills the bugs on contact. I've seen it happen and it's amazing how fast it works but I can't remember where to get it. It was when I was in 4-H the poultry director showed the 4-H kids what sulfur does to lice, ticks, mites, and fleas.
     
  5. Boom Boom Chick

    Boom Boom Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I read from another post that you can use Diatomaceous Earth. Its harmless and will keep several bugs, mites, and lice off your chickens and roosters. You can mix it with some sand and they can dirt bath in it. You can also use it in your run. I would not use it in the coop. Seven gardening powder works very well to and you can use it in the coop and nesting boxes as well as sprinkle it on your flock directly..

    I hope this is helpful
     
  6. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Never found DE to work on anything - I think there are probably as many people who don't like it, as ones that do.
     
  8. BEEDiAMOND88777

    BEEDiAMOND88777 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks to all i will try all of your ways to get rid of it! and then ill update on how they work
     
  9. BEEDiAMOND88777

    BEEDiAMOND88777 Out Of The Brooder

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    one more thing is the chickens dont realy have dusting places...
     
  10. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's important that birds have dust bathing areas. The dust and small rocks will sometimes scratch these annoying pests off them or keep the pest population in control. It also helps remove old oils on their feathers.
     

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