lice! HELP!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by silkielover92, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. silkielover92

    silkielover92 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2011
    Eatonville Washington
    Well we got two new hens in quarantine they weren't taken care of or anything.. so I get them home put them in their own coop and run... welllllll my father put them in with the others because he thought they were just stuck in there from goin in and lookin around while free ranging... well I didn't know about it but I was at a.friends and had my mom taking care of the bird brains and she said theirs lice on them.. after playing with her favorite rooster.. I'm so angry at my father. How do I get rid of lice? Their all over the chicks and its just nasty! I need a cheap and easy way.. please and thank u!
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Sevin dust is the least expensive and most effective product to use on them, chicks included: $4.97 at Lowe's for a 1 pound canister. Dust all of them, including inside the coop/nests. Repeat dusting again in 10 days.
  4. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
    middle tenn
    get a small bottle of permethrin. it mixes with water. put it in a pump up sprayer and spray chicks 3 weeks old and older,adults, coop laying boxes just spray everything. thats what works for me

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