Is Delousing necessary?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Lwiley1959, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Lwiley1959

    Lwiley1959 Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and I was wondering if my chickens don't have lice, do I need to get delousing powder? What kind of powder should I get for fleas and lice if I get them, or do I need it for prevention? Can anyone suggest an inexpensive website for these products? Thanks
     
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  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I use food grade DE as a preventive. It serves several purposes. I'm very happy with this product.
     
  3. dawg53

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  4. Lwiley1959

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    Thanks, I can put the seven-5 on the floor of the coop?
     
  5. dawg53

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    Quote:Yes, lightly sprinkle it around, including in the nests.
     
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    Quote:Yes, lightly sprinkle it around, including in the nests.

    Do you leave it in the coop or vacuum it out? What about DE? Would you mix this stuff in their sand to take dust bathes with?
     
  7. Lwiley1959

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    Thanks to all, you guys are great!!!! I love this website.
     

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