1. k625

    k625 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got my first 2 polish frizzles, so I am new to the breed. They are about 3 mo old or so. I was checking for mites in the crest, and I did find a few. Very small amount, but I want to treat right away. Someone told me frontline was ok to use..like the stuff used on dogs. That you just put a DROP in their crest? Has anyone done this, or what do you use?? Let me know asap please, I dont want to end up with and infestation..if that can happen?
     
  2. Nugget

    Nugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am no expert but I just shampooed my hen with mites in dog flea and tick shampoo. It's still early to say but it seems to have worked.

    Just my 2 c [​IMG]
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    What I do to deal with pests is to use a poultry lice/pest dust. Others here use DE. Dust them with the powders once a week or so for about a month and it should go away. Someone else probably has a better method though. Frontline on chickens is a disputed idea.
     
  4. k625

    k625 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all of the great tips!! Sure do appreciate it! Silkiechicken, what do you mean about the disputed idea? For the chickens health, or eating purposes? Or is it just bad for them?
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Frontline and most of all the other bug killers out there are toxic chemicals. Permithrines/pyrethrins are not supposed to be used on animals used for eating, I would imagine that includes eggs.
    I have to laugh at those ads that tell you how safe those chemicals are, my dog has grand mal seizures if he comes in contact with even a tiny bit. Even if it's sprayed on and dried. It took us 3 years to figure out that there was a correlation.
    I'm sure there are safe meds for lice and mites out there, if it were me, I would probably use the shampoo for human lice!
     

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