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LICE!!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by starkiller8, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. starkiller8

    starkiller8 Out Of The Brooder

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    So maybe you saw my other threads on fleas, well that was wrong. i have lice. it still sucks so i can use all the advice i can get. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2012
  2. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lice are much easier to get rid of than fleas, since their entire life cycle is completed on the animal. Sevin dust every two weeks should do it. I would also dust the coop especially any dark corners, since you probably also have mites.
     
  3. t8562005

    t8562005 Out Of The Brooder

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    Something a old timer told me if you take vegetable oil or any kind of cooking oil and put it on the chickens roosts the lice will die. Since lice are insects the breath through their skin. When the oil gets on the lice they can't breath.

    A few years ago I got a lice problem with my chickens and tried it out and it got rid of the lice. Now I just always put it on the roosts once a month and I have yet to have a problem with them again.

    I also had some on the peeps and all I did was put a little bit of vegetable oil on their backs and breasts kept it on them for 8 hours and washed it off them and all the lice were dead.
     

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