1. Silkie-lover33

    Silkie-lover33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My chickens have something that looks like this in their feathers:[​IMG]

    How to I get rid of it and prevent it?
     
  2. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    Frontline or Ivomec Eprinex (not both at the same time) both work awesome. About 1/4cc of the Eprinex or 3-4 drops Frontline.
     
  3. williamsl77

    williamsl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On skin? or by mouth?
     
  4. Ksane

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    On the skin on the back of their neck. Sorry, I should've mentioned that.
    Those are the 2 things I specifically tested myself on birds I got from auctions and swaps to see if they work. The morning of the 3rd day all bugs were gone.
     
  5. Silkie-lover33

    Silkie-lover33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    How much does it cost generally and are their any harmful side effects?
     
  6. Silkie-lover33

    Silkie-lover33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I looked up Frontline and it is just a general company that sells pet meds and Ivomec Eprinex seems to only be for cows??
     
  7. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    If you want something that's labeled ONLY for chickens you'll have to pay $40 for the Frontline Spray (which has the same identical ingredient as the Frontline drops). Very little is specifically labeled for chickens because pet chickens aren't big business. Almost everything used for chickens is off-label use. Just like when you take a sick chicken to the vet and the vet gives it some injections. The injections aren't labeled 'for' chickens specifically.
     
  8. rendezvous1838

    rendezvous1838 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Could you dust with DE?
     
  9. Silkie-lover33

    Silkie-lover33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I tried using DE but it didn't help and is also very bad for humans/birds to inhale.
     
  10. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

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