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Lice or mites

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mt1987, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. mt1987

    mt1987 Just Hatched

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    I think my chicken has either lice or mites! I picked her up yesterday and when she jumped off, I saw a little yellowish almost see through little bug on my arm which I proceeded to squish and kill (yuck!)

    I've sprinkled Pestene powder all over the coop/nesting area and the chickens, who was not fond of me shaking powder on them! was a ball catching them (they run fast!).

    What else should I be doing to get rid of the pests?
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2017
  2. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. mt1987

    mt1987 Just Hatched

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    Thanks! Yes it was definitely lice, from the pics in that post! I'm going to give them another powder tonight and clean out the bedding and more powder in the coop/nesting boxes.

    Hopefully that'll help clear it up.
     
  4. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, glad I could help. :)
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Can you get permethrin spray in Australia?
     

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