kerosene to kill parasites on chx

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sandrachx, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. Sandrachx

    Sandrachx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has anyone heard of spraying hi-grade kerosene on chickens and their roosting poles to kill lice, etc. we have some neighbors who are from europe and they say it works and do it on their silkies without any problems - only success.
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] I've never heard of it - and DE should work just fine!

    Whatever you do, don't light a match! [​IMG]
     
  3. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    kerosene, as a chemist, yes, it would kill lice, and possibly your chickens...

    personally I wouldnt do it, but I ave never heard about it so I shouldnt say much.

    Maybe someone else will chime in.
     
  4. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

    Apr 13, 2007
    Choctaw Oklahoma
    I was gonna say light a match and you can pretty much guaranteee getting rid of the lice.
     
  5. ChickenLeg

    ChickenLeg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this is an old thread, but mixing kerosene and oil and painting it on all the wood in your coop will rid you of all lice and mites for ever! Gramps raised chickens his whole life, up to 400 chickens at one time. He said this works great and he has never lost a chicken.
     
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