Natural Ways to get rid of lice on chickens!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Daisy668, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Daisy668

    Daisy668 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone know some natural ways to get rid of lice effecienly. Any old lady remedies? [​IMG]
    Thanks
    Daisy. xx
     
  2. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    give them some wood ash to dust themselves in. if you can add some de , even better.
     
  3. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can also you Pyrethrum based sprays. That too is all natural and works great.
     
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  4. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    Wood ash and DE help control numbers at best, but pyrethrin will kill them. Needs to be reapplied in 10 - 14 days to kill hatching eggs, and applied to their environment, and the litter replaced. Pyrethrin is made from a certain type of daisy. I've rarely been able to buy it except mixed with permethrin, which is an insecticide, not natural, but apparently a lot less toxic of an insecticide than Sevin.
     
  5. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ddawn,

    You should be able to find pyrethrum based sprays pretty easily in south Georgia.

    It is used to spray Cotton for Boll Weevil.
     
  6. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've use an old tractor tire filled with creek sand and wood ash for years. I pull fresh Juniper greens pulled off with gloves occasionally in the coop and nest boxes.
     
  8. Daisy668

    Daisy668 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the idea's.. Does wood ash get rid of them effeciently?
    Daisy. xx
     
  9. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's the diff between pyrethrum and pyrethrin? I find all kinds of pyrethrin on Amazon and it says it's natural and made from the same plant as pyrethrum. Also, how do you use this directly on the bird? I know you dust sevin on them... since this is liquid, do you use it like a dip?
     
  10. jgervais

    jgervais Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how can you tell if your chickens have lice? I dont handle my chickens a lot, so Im usually not close enough to actually see the lice.... what are the signs?
     

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