my chickens have lice will sevin dust help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jamrock, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. jamrock

    jamrock Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought my 5 cochins and they have lice.I have read to use sevin dust in a bag with the chickens head out of the bag.Does this work?Is it harmful?
     
  2. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will have to treat at least twice. I used sevin the first time....got quite a good dusting myself so in 10 days I used ivomec on the backs of their necks. Lots easier.\\
    sharon
     
  3. DaniLovesChickens

    DaniLovesChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would recommend using Ivomec or Eprinex (a type of ivomec). Much easier, especially for a small number of chickens. Remember to repeat in 2 weeks.

    It might not be a bad idea to use Seven in the coop though - nesting material, dusting pits. You don't have to use very much either.

    Good luck!!!
     

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