1. Southern Ann

    Southern Ann Chirping

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    I have a show on Saturday and I have killed all live lice but there are eggs below the vent area. Is there any way to get rid of the eggs? I have used oil and tried to pull them off the feather shafts but they are very hard to pull off. Any ideas?
     
  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Depending on the severity of the lice infestation, going in and plucking the shafts with lice eggs may not decrease fluffiness too much. For experience, I also know that you can crush the things with a pair of pliers, which makes it easier to pull them off of the feather--but I think it's harder on the chicken than plucking is.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Southern Ann

    Southern Ann Chirping

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    Thank you I'll try to crush the eggs then pull them out there's only about 20 feather shafts that have eggs on then and it's only in one area.
     
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