Lice/mites found

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by acooper7989, May 24, 2011.

  1. acooper7989

    acooper7989 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was looking at my turkey right now and I found 2 of these bugs on him
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    I didn't have a chance to look over my chickens but I'm certain they have them too because they are housed together.
    My question is what should I get to treat them?
    Powder? Spray?
    I'm not sure, this is my first mite/lice encounter and I want to be sure that I'm using the right treatment.
     
  2. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have a few different options:
    Dust with seven dust and then do it again in 10 days
    Treat with pour on ivomec
    Use Adam's flea and tick spray
    Use DE and/or orange spray (some use these...I have no faith in them myself)
    I am sure there are more if you do a search but I think these are the most common.
    Just pick your method and make sure you treat the environment to get them all.
    I prefer the first two methods myself...
    sharon
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    acooper7989 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there a dust to sprinkle on the chickens/turkeys themselves? There environment is quite large, up to 5 acres because they are free range during the day.
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2011
  5. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes the seven dust is put on the chickens and the coop or wherever they roost/nest.
     

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