Lice and how I just got ride of them - I am so Happy - FIXED LINK

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
    I have 57 Silkies and 4 Polish My birds have the lice that reminds me of the type humans can get of course these are only attracted to birds.
    Any way I did not have a huge problem but it has been a constant struggle to keep them under control.
    THEN 3 weeks ago I bought 3 more show silkies from a wonderful breeder who has to keep up on the little tine black lice/mites
    the ones that look like specks of dirt or pepper. I have never had this kind I did not want to start now. "I KEPT THEM SEPERATED FROM MY FLOCK.
    When they arrived I did not see any because she had given them a bath, BUT three days later I saw bunches of the tiny things running around on the skin,
    So I gave them another bath then dusted them with 5% seven powder
    Three days later I still saw some so dusted them carefully with DE I did not want to over do it because I have damaged lungs and I was also worried about their lungs/eyes, three days later I still saw bugs.
    SO I got out a bottle of "SIEGEL'S Ivermectin Liquid that was packaged for people with pigeons and added it to the water at the recommended pigeon dose and now I can't find a lice/mite on any bird in my whole flock,
    I wish I had done this sooner. I ordered it on line from cutlers
    Here is a link to all the products I use including this product. You will need to type in
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  2. silkiechicken

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  3. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
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  4. millefleur

    millefleur Out Of The Brooder

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    Try diotomaceous earth next time. Very friendly product available at organic gardening supply. Rated safe enough for human consumption, but really works with soft bodied insects. Sprinkle on floor, in nest boxes, on roosts, on chickens. Really, really works, and keeps working for at least a year in my Montana chicken barn.
     
  5. silky ma

    silky ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dip- swish- no rinse then dry in non-sudsy ivory water bath water works wonders. Had to do only twice 1 week apart. The ivory soap smothers the varmits!! Using diatamaceous earth is good for runs and house areas. Add it to their dusting box also. Some of my silkies dont dust themselves so I make sure to help them once a week.
     

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