Lice! PLEASE HELP!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by neener92, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. neener92

    neener92 Songster

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    My babies in the outdoor brooder have lice! Some have just hatched yesterday! I used permethrin poultry dust, will this kill the eggs as well, and is it safe for baby chicks?

    Here is a picture of what it looks like.
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  2. DTRM30

    DTRM30 Songster

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    Won't kill the eggs, you need to dust every 5-7 days for 2-3 weeks (equates to dusting 2-3 times) - to kill eggs as they hatch and before they can breed. Not sure about very young chicks.
     
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  3. CaliBlueChicken

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  4. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    I have been reading about lice and some ppl. have suggested using 7 dust, but I don't know about little ones...
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I used it on the bedding for the momma hen and the chicks, no ill effects by the Sevin dust.
     
  6. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    Thanks for the confirmation. Like I said, I had not tried it myself.
     

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