New House Roo, Possible He Doesn't Have Lice

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by RAnst4038, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. RAnst4038

    RAnst4038 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I brought a lovable 4 month old cockerel home to be a house chicken 4 days ago.
    He preens for a half hour at a time and makes a pile of dander.
    I took a cat flee comb to him and got gander but couldn't find anything moving.
    Is it possible that a chicken doesn't have lice on them?
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Yes.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Part the feathers down to the skin around vent, neck and under wings.....
    ..........look for lice, easy to see and mites, not so easy to see.

    Lice eggs are hard to miss clumped around the base of feathers....I think I would have done this before bringing him into the house.
     
  4. RAnst4038

    RAnst4038 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I couldn't find a thing on him. He is very clean and acts just like the cleanest cat I ever had. She would jump and nibble like something was biting her but I think it was just nerves because she was such a clean nut. [​IMG]
     

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