Louse Problem, how to fix it without Pesticides?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by MollyDora, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. MollyDora

    MollyDora Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2012
    Crocker, MO
    Hello everybody,

    we've been having problems with Lice in our Flock.

    a few months ago it seemed like we shook it by dustbathing them in DE every day and sprinkling the area with DE. Now they are back.

    We just don't know what to do anymore. Our Goats also seem to be itching themselves.

    With the ground being frozen the hens might just not dustbathe enough, we offered them a tub with peatmoss, but they don't use it reguarly.

    Anybody know another natural cure for this?

    We don't want to use pesticides like Sevin Dust or something like that.

    Any advice is welcome.

    Thank you
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    When using the ashes, consider mixing in fine sand and clay. That may make so dust actually gets to where parasites are as bird baths. Otherwise ashes may not penetrate feathers as needed. My guess static charges of ash particles and feathers interact.

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