My chooks have... lice?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Poliwag, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Poliwag

    Poliwag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found these creamy coloured bugs on my chooks. I am not sure what they are. I thought they were lice but now I am not so sure [​IMG]

    I would take a picture of it but I am not going back in there! I totally freaked and took a shower and washed my hair >.<

    I only saw 2, one on one chook and one on another. As far as I can tell, they are not covered in the things. I had trouble finding anymore.

    What should I do?
     
  2. sarabeth53

    sarabeth53 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's probably Body Lice or Fluff Lice. Where did you find it on the bird? Look for funky feathers that are lice ridden.
     
  3. Poliwag

    Poliwag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found one near the butt hole of one chook and the other was just on a random spot around the back area, under the feathers.

    So, are you saying that there will be a certain spot where they are "nesting" on the chook?

    Oh and should I be worried about my hair? >.<
     
  4. dawg53

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    You need to get some poultry dust and dust all your chickens,that will kill the lice. You also need to dust their house and everything in it. Redust everything including your chickens in 10 days to kill any eggs that have hatched since the 1st dusting.
     
  5. Poliwag

    Poliwag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok. What is this "dust" actually called? And I assume I can get it from the vets?
     
  6. dawg53

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    Sevin dust or carberyl(sp). Both can be purchased at hardware or home improvement stores, feed supply stores...walmart has sevin dust.
     

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