Need help with lice

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ClemsonAg, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. ClemsonAg

    ClemsonAg Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 hens and was checking over them today and found what I assume is poultry lice. Can anyone confirm this and give me some ideas on treatments/ prevention. Here is a picture. I don't care solely about holistic stuff. I'm looking for something the works the best. Here's a picture of the culprit. [​IMG]
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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  3. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    I use ivermectin to rid mine of lice and mites.i mix one part ivermectin to two parts water and use a small art paint brush and paint the skin on the back under each wing and circle the vent. This method works wonderfully for me. Their are many different methods but I've had great success with this. I repeat treatment in 11 days.
     
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  4. ClemsonAg

    ClemsonAg Out Of The Brooder

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    Which type of ivermectin would it be. I see Walmart has a few different kind.
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    I recommend that you follow Flockwatchers advice. You cant treat the coop with ivermectin.
     
  6. Lovemy3girls

    Lovemy3girls New Egg

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    One of my girls was attacked by my dog who snuck into the coop. I was comforting her and listening to her breathing, once I knew she was ok I put her in the nesting box. Shortly after I could feel something in my hair, I found two little bugs, they were light brownish in colour I am assuming they are lice or mites.
    I live in Canada where it is now -13c with lots of snow. I only have 3 girls in a small coop, what should I do?
     
  7. ClemsonAg

    ClemsonAg Out Of The Brooder

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    How long after I apply sevin dust should I wait to eat eggs? Does it matter?
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not 100% sure what the withdrawal period is, but if I'm remembering right, it is either 0 days or 7 days.
     
  9. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    No withdrawal for Sevin.
     
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  10. ClemsonAg

    ClemsonAg Out Of The Brooder

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    Out of curiosity, is that from experience or hear/ say? Just want to be sure.
     

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