Lice

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Burdock Farm, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. Burdock Farm

    Burdock Farm New Egg

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    I am new to chickens. Mine are only 6 months old. I found one of my chickens vent area very unkept so tried to clean her up and in doing so found she was invested with lice [​IMG] I hate those things and can't stop thinking about them and how awful she must feel. She is the only one that lets you pick her up so don't know if any other (9 others) have them. What should I do?
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    this works GREAT.........as do the powder form, but i felt better getting it all the way through to every inch of skin. I did not want to miss any. You must re dip or dust in 7-10 days in case any survivors hatch, but the dip took care of them immediately. You have to dilute it, so it lasts forever.

    http://www.randallburkey.com/prodinfo.asp?number=26091
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    when i was at the poultry show recently..they were selling Frontline spray..the guy said it really works!.i bought it for "just in case"...those things creep me out also!!!...[​IMG]
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:yup! i heard this works also!...
     
  5. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    A dry product called Dri-Kill contains sulfur and rotenone, can be used mixed with food-grade DE to dust vent and under wings. Treat all the birds and your nest boxes, roosts, crevices, change bedding. (I know it's so c-cold to have to do this). Afterwards, consider adding a no-pest strip high in the rafters or on a 'cage' so birds can't get at it (dichlorovos). The lice are indoors this time of year to keep warm, too. They can emaciate your birds and infest everything, it's vital to get them under control now.

    Search the site under

    lice
    mites

    and food-grade DE

    for more detailed discussons of your options.

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    Last edited: Jan 26, 2009
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Sevin dust 5% works great. It is the exact same ingredient as the prozap poultry dust, just half the price.
     
  7. Burdock Farm

    Burdock Farm New Egg

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    I got DE and dusted the one chicken I could catch that I found lice on. Then I sprinkled sevin in the litter and on the roosts in the coop. I sprinkled a little DE in nesting boxes but I should probably clean them out and really dust the boxes well? Not sure I put enough sevin down though. I used a 12 oz. container of sevin in a 8' x 4' area.
     

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