lice,mites and ivermectin first time doing this feedback?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crysmom, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. crysmom

    crysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My flock has lice and there are black/red mites in all the joints of the wood nesting boxes.

    I have pulled the nest boxes out sprayed them with bleach and left them out in the sun for the last day

    cleaned all the shavings out of the coop pulled everything out to the studs and washed it out with bleach and water

    put 3 or 4 drops of pour on (cattle) ivermectin on the skin of each bird

    filled the waterer up with poultry vitamins

    the chickens are locked out in the run because i'm waiting for the coop to dry

    do I need to wash the coop out with something else?

    Sevin dust wasn't available

    not all the birds had visible lice (mostly my broody bantam hens)

    let me know if I missed something I've never had to do this before

    Crystal
     
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  2. kayri

    kayri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know either, but I just found out today that my coop is also heavily infested with mites and I think I've seen lice as well, so I am eagerly awaiting an answer. . .
     
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  3. crysmom

    crysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you for the links great information there.

    How long until the ivermectin kills the lice? I put 3-4 drops on each bird last afternoon and there are still lice crawling around their vents
     
  4. kayri

    kayri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for the great info! Do you think you can actually eliminate mites once you get them, or do you just battle them forever until you get a new coop, de-mite the birds and start again?
     

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