Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mmgillan, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. mmgillan

    mmgillan In the Brooder

    Apr 10, 2012
    Walterboro, SC
    When cleaning a poopy butt, i noticed lice on her. Will dusting with DE kill them? Or what is the best way to get rid of them? My flock is 13 hens and egg laying has diminished last several weeks so I'm worried my whole flock has them. I sprinkled DE in the nesting boxes and on the roost. [​IMG]
  2. wyandottegirl

    wyandottegirl Chirping

    Sep 16, 2014
    Vancouver Island, BC
    What I do when my birds have lice is I use dusting powder. You can usually buy it at a feed store. You sprinkle it on the bird and it kills the lice. But it doesn't affect the eggs so if you find some feathers with little white dots in a clump by the base of a feather you might want to pull those feathers out or pick the eggs off. Good luck!
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  3. buddy phoenix

    buddy phoenix Songster

    Dec 18, 2012
    possum snout
    Believe it our not blue dawn dishsoap kills them . Dont dillute it rub it all over your chicken wait a few minutes then rinse . It kills eggs n lice. Besides what chicken don't need a bath lol.
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