mites and lice

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by LindsayB, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. LindsayB

    LindsayB Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    Cypress, Texas
    I was holding one my chickens earlier and noticed that she had tiny white bugs crawling on her. is it mites or lice and how in the world do i get rid of them! Its making me itch just thinking about it lol! Also, can they get on humans??? please say they dont
  2. LindsayB

    LindsayB Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    Cypress, Texas
    ok I know someone has to know what to do.....
  3. spatcher

    spatcher Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Virginia - Southside
    Get some FoodGrade DE Lindsay and put it on them and in the coop and run.
  4. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Songster

    Mar 8, 2008
    You cannot get chicken lice. They are species specific, so you can stop itching now. [​IMG]

    You can try the DE if you can find food grade DE anywhere. If not, you can use Sevin 5, which you can get at any garden store. Just pour a small amount inside an old pantyhose and pat ALL your chickens down with it under their wings and around their vents. It doesn't take much. Check them again in 7-10 days. If you use Sevin I'd recommend not eating their eggs for at least two weeks after you treat them, just to be on the safe side.
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2008
  5. Ms. Lewis Rich

    Ms. Lewis Rich Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    I have found DE earth locally, it says pet approved but not anything about human. Do you think it is safe. I use a poultry powder on them and they acted poisoned eyes swollen weak, I washed it off , they still have mites.

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