New to having these lovely girls in our lives....time to dust

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jane1, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. Jane1

    Jane1 Just Hatched

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    We are very new to having our chooks around. We need to dust them to prevent lice. We have only picked them up a few times. We have had the description of holding them upside down and dust them....any tips or suggestions on how to do this and not traumatise them. I do want lice free chooks. Just need the confidence to do the job.
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. I've never had to treat for lice, so I am not familiar with the related technique. If they do not already have lice - why treat them as a preventative? Regular dust bathing should generally be fine. If you type "how to treat for lice" in the search box, you should hopefully find some threads that help you out.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
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  3. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and welcome to BYC! As CTKen said, it is not necessary to dust as a preventative; dust baths will suffice. Thanks for joining us and good luck with your flock! [​IMG]
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas, Jane1, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us. I agree with CTKen as well. Best of luck to you!
     
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    I also agree - don't dust unless you find evidence of lice.

    If they do get lice - they can be dusted without holding them upside down, which IMO would be traumatic not just for the chicken but for you as well :)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens, glad you joined the flock.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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