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Lice & Mites

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chicken Goddess, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. Chicken Goddess

    Chicken Goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I want to know some symptoms of lice on chickens and how to prevent them and treat them. Im really desperate because my chickens has a bold patch at the joint of her tail. would this be a lice infestation? Please help
     
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  3. Chicken Goddess

    Chicken Goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    thanks![​IMG]
     
  4. xmonster0

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    No problem.

    i had a friend give me a bottle used it once on my chickens and coop. haven't needed it since,

    used properly 1 bottle can equal a lifetime of lice and mite freedom :)
     
  5. Chicken Goddess

    Chicken Goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Would this spray by any chance work on the avian pox disease? my poor chicken has avian pox and im told to spray the coop but with what. do you happen to know?[​IMG]
     
  6. Chicken Goddess

    Chicken Goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    P.S. Thanks
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2013
  7. xmonster0

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    no poultry protector will not help you with this

    Spray the coup and run with a 10% bleach solution, which i would just put in a spray bottle which you can get at a dollar store if you don't have one.

    There is a vaccine that you can get at your feed store for avian pox, you need to vaccinate you non affected chickens as it will spread to them.

    as for the birds that do have it

    You will need to quarantine them unless they are the only chickens you have

    you can remove the skin lesions with sodium bicarbonate or Lugol's solution of iodine

    and you can bath their eyes with a 1-2% saline solution

    Just keep in mind there is no cure or treatment for avian pox , it needs to run its course, and you will need alot of patience..
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2013
  8. Chicken Goddess

    Chicken Goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for the info. My dad has plenty of Lugols iodine. and as for quarrantine, its too late, my infested chook has been hanging around the other 2 for a week now. although only the sick one has stopped laying eggs. the others haven't. whats with that? Thanks anyway![​IMG]
     
  9. xmonster0

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    plain yogurt in a little bowl, they will go crazy for it , and it will give them a boost of calcium and protein and a good chance to recover egg laying
     
  10. Chicken Goddess

    Chicken Goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just gave my chickens some yogurt and they scruffed on it! thanks for the idea.[​IMG]
     

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