My chickens have lice and scaly leg mites! Help! What to buy for them?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by farmgirl1536, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. farmgirl1536

    farmgirl1536 New Egg

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    I currently bought some roosters at an auction and an Indian runner duck. I'm not sure where the parasites came from but I'm sure I never had them before in my flock. So im guessing they came from those birds. About four months after we acquired the birds I noticed the birds were very irritated. I checked under where their perches join the wall and I found a seeming mass of red mites. I quickly sprayed the hen house and treated all the birds within a week and a month later there were no more red mites. Then I discovered the other day (after we had gotten some from a friend) that the ones we had gotten from a friend had lice at the base of their tails. They also had crusty bleeding legs. Im glad I haven't put them near my other poultry yet. I can't find any treatments locally for lice and scaly legs mites I can only find red mite treatment. Does anyone know where to get good treatment for these birds I have a full time job and I need something quick and simple maybe like a spot on or pour on?:confused:
     
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    farmgirl1536 New Egg

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    [​IMG]This is the rooster's leg.
     
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  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Whatever you use, the coop litter and nest boxes will all have to be emptied, cleaned and sprayed as well. For mites and lice, permethrin spray or powder and 5% carbaryl (sevin) dust is commonly used on chickens and repeat in 7 days to get eggs. Some other people on here recommend Ravap, a combination of dichlorvos and stirofos to spray coops.
     
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