Lice

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by GloriaH, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. GloriaH

    GloriaH Songster

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    Will Ducks and Geese get lice like Chickens do? Do I need to worm with Ivomec and how much do you use?...Gloria
     
  2. junebug7334

    junebug7334 Songster

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    check into DE.
     
  3. Gloria

    Gloria Songster

    Good questions...Anyone?
     
  4. lilchick

    lilchick Songster

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    I have not found lice on any of my ducks...

    As for giving them medications I would be very careful..They are sensitive to most of them...

    Ask the Vet if you are unsure....
     
  5. Gloria I was looking through a bunch of other threads and forums and somewhere someone explained that all the time ducks spend in the water kills off the lice. Which tells me I will have to make an effort to get out that wading pool for my little flock at least once a week over the winter.
     
  6. GloriaH

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    Thanks everyone. I think I'll just leave them be. They are really healthy so I don't think they have anything to worry about...GloriaH
     
  7. Ivagrovegirl

    Ivagrovegirl In the Brooder

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    I wouldn't worry too much about it. I have never had any problems with mine.
    Emily:)
     

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