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In need of help, Chicken Lice

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by MamaFix3, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. MamaFix3

    MamaFix3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I bought 2 9 month old chickens from a girl a few months ago and added them to my flock, well now all of my chickens have lice and I can not get rid of it, I have used damacious earth on them and made a dust bath area with damaciouse earth mixed in and I have also put garlic powder in their feed, but its not working. I am very frustrated and ready to just get rid of them all and start over. Does anyone have any advice/help they can give me. I have heard of using seven dust but I am really worried about using stuff like that since I have a veggie garden and strawberry boxes near my chicken coop. Ok well thanks for any help!!!
     
  2. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    DE will not rid you of the problem... you will need sevin dust or permethryn... treat the birds. coop and nesting boxes and repeat treatment in 7 - 10 days.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I have used Sevin dust 5% in my garden all of my life, and on my chickens, recently when a breeder friend gave me a nice rooster that brought some lice with him. After using sevin dust they were gone the same day, and 10 days later I dusted again and clean the coop and nest boxes. It is tried and true. DE and Neem oil , and some of the other rememdies may help, but if you have an infestation, either Sevin or permethrin is the way to go. Here is a link to make sure of what you have, because mites can cause anemia and death if left untreated: http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/8162.pdf and
    http://ohioline.osu.edu/vme-fact/0018.html
     
  4. MamaFix3

    MamaFix3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you both... guess I will give it a try... does the seven dust take care of the eggs as well?
     
  5. MamaFix3

    MamaFix3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you as well for the websites as well! It is defiantly lice not mites, they have the egg clusters.
     

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