Kitten flea & tick shampoo on rooster for lice***UPDATE***

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by newchickowner, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. newchickowner

    newchickowner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there anything I can treat my rooster with today other than DE? The feed stores are all closed on Sundays. I'll buy some DE tomorrow, but I was wondering what I could do for him today?
     
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  2. warren

    warren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it is warm where you are you could try giving him a bath. I found a good web site (some time ago) that said that it does work.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    5% Sevin dust works well if you have it....repeat dusting in 10 days...
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    TOH, has the answer. Powder them lightly and be sure not to get the dust too thick in the air they are breathing.
     
  5. newchickowner

    newchickowner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any 7 dust either, I was wondering if I could bathe him, but with what? What is gentle enough, but would work to kill the lice until I get the dust?

    Thanks for your responses!
     
  6. newchickowner

    newchickowner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can I use flea & tick shampoo for puppies and kittens??? I can go out right now to the store for that right now if I can use it.
     
  7. newchickowner

    newchickowner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    *bump*

    Please I need to know if the shampoo for kittens and puppies will work until I can get the DE from the feed store! I guess I'm a little panicky and want to take care of it now. He seems pretty tired and weak.

    did a search on bathing my chickens and found nothing about whether I can use it, so advice would be greatly appreciated!!!
     
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  8. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I have used adams flea and tick shampoo on my show birds. They don't die (the bugs) right away though.

    I do recommend using permetherine spray on lice. It will take some time to get rid of them as the eggs will hatch and more will come.
     
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  9. newchickowner

    newchickowner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you let the chicken sit lathered for 5 minutes like the directions say?
     
  10. ChickenWing

    ChickenWing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a Lowes nearby? You can get Sevin there. In the garden section.
     

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