lice?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by SOchick, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. SOchick

    SOchick Songster

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    When I was checking out my buff this evening, I noticed what looked like some dry skin (white stuff) under her feathers. It was on her wings and back, looked like all over. Is this lice? They have all been losing some feathers, not many, I thought due to the heat, but would lice cause this as well? Or should I treat just in case?
     
  2. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    Is the white attached to the feather shaft or on the skin, if its on the shaft its lice, if its on the skin its probably dry
     
  3. SOchick

    SOchick Songster

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    It was just her skin. Thanks! I guess this was just small freak out from a new chicken owner [​IMG]
     
  4. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    if you get lice, poultry dust or seven dust works, the old timers use wood ash in a box letting the birds dust them selves but that only works if you have a lite infestation
     

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