Mites and Lice Questions & Help Please

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SteveBaz, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mites and Lice Questions & Help Please. I know she will not post it but there is one of our members that felt itching on her face and rubbed it away. Then it happened again and she looked at her hands and there were bugs there I said Mites and Lice and you should post! Well what do you do if you have Mites and Lice and you had the chickens in the bedroom you slept in?? HELP ?? What does she need to do? I know after raising 3 kids and the issue with lice and bringing them home from school but having them on you animals. She has an elderly mother, 80 plus 4 dogs and 2 chickens living in this 2 bedroom home.

    Please be tactful. It is an honest newbie mistake and we all can learn from this. Most animal do not belong in a humans home but as humans we can not control ourselves from not having them around/. I love all my animals including my chickens. Please give me some real good ideas as to where to start. I think the entire house will need to be bombed including the linens towels, curtains, rugs, blankets, clothes in the room with the chickens and anything cloth including shoes! Help Please
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Treat all of the chickens with dusting, "Sevin" found in the garden center at your local store. Probably don't have to bomb the house could just spray each room and vacum real good.
     
  3. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The mites and lice from the chickens do not live on people. Someone on here posted that the bugs were only crawling on you to find the chicken at the other end of your arm. That made me feel better about it!. Just vacuum good and empty out the vacuum. I usually find out my chickens have mites when I sit down at the computer and can feel them crawling on me. I shower, wash the clothes and dust the chickens with seven.
     
  4. NightsInWhiteSilkies

    NightsInWhiteSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all. He posted for me because Im new at this they so I thought the chicks as of now 5-6 weeks old but they are 7 weeks old.
    I found out they got cocci. So I put them on sulfamet.
    they have one more day of it and I just now discovered they have I beleive lice. I felt it yesterday on my face. I thought it might of been an itty bitty feather growing...Im thinking....oh good theyre growing and the cocci didnt distroy alot of their growth development and Im thinking it was an itty bitty feather that fell off of them...I was happy.. Well then tonight I felt it again and rubbed it off my face and thought....again oh good! Why I thought it might of been itty bitty little feathers falling off I dont know but I did. I thought it was a dander feather or something.Well Im petting them and mind you had them out running around near me, my dog was sitting there near them many nights with me and Im playing with them and then looked under their wing and OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG! Moving little ittybitty bugs. NO WAY!
    Im embarrassed for the fact it seems all Ive done is email so many asking tons of questions about cocci and other viruses and also posting frantically about them having this and that and now here they have bugs.
    Can they be treated with bug medicine so soon when on the last day of Sulmet?
    This is my first batch with having chickens mind you two baby chicks....never owned a chicken before just cockatoos in the past....
     
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  5. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have animals you are going to have issues. Just part of it. That is most likely mites that you feel. Lice don't move very fast. Seven dust will drop them like flies. Retreat in 10 days and dust the coop. Yes you can go ahead and treat them.
     
  6. NightsInWhiteSilkies

    NightsInWhiteSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay so when you say dust the coop do spray it with the stuff or if powder just sprinkle it all over the cage? Can bleach water and soaking it in the tub do too?
    Also the seven stuff. How much do I use when rubbing it all over them? A table spoon altogether or like really pack it on them? All over their body too? Head to toe?
     
  7. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are different ways to dust them. Do a search on here for dusting with seven and you can read them all. I just put them in my lap dust them on the bottoms and then under each wing and if they are a polish put a pinch in the top of the head. Put them down and they shake it all over. Then go get a good shower to get it off you! I have tried the pillowcase method but one kept pulling her head in and I got tired of that.
     
  8. NightsInWhiteSilkies

    NightsInWhiteSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cleaned the broader and put some on both of them and sprinkled a bit on their new bedding area but just a little bit. Thankgoodness I live not far from Home Depot and they were open. I bought the seven!
    Thankyou to all of you folks for being so helpful to me since Ive joined!
    Its humbling being new to a site with little knowledge of chickens and asking so many of you questions but you all have always replied quickly and have been very helpful!
    Im sure my questions are retorical to some on here but I appreciate it very much!
    I think Ive had more freak outs in such a little amount of time learning all there is about my little chicks as some of you have read thru my pms. [​IMG]
    Im building up my first aid chicken kit and the plus side out of all of this is I now know what to do if they get cocci or bugs.
    One day at a time and sometimes it seems one minute at a time. lol...
    Thankyou Steve!
    Hugs! [​IMG]
    Diane
     
  9. rebel-rousing-at-night

    rebel-rousing-at-night Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Don't you worry about asking questions here. We all had to start at the beginning too. [​IMG]
     
  10. NightsInWhiteSilkies

    NightsInWhiteSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well you did say it was okay so another question....[​IMG]

    After I put it on them they didnt shake it off then went straigt to their food dish.
    Is this stuff okay if ingested? The smaller one was picking at it and if its on their feet then going to the food dish what if they should ingest it?
     

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