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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jolly wattles, May 23, 2017.
Try feeding mint herbs of any variety. Also dust baths with wood ash, rosemary, mint, DE, lavender, marigold mixed in it. You can hang or place lavender in coop to freshen and repel insects or herbs mentioned above in nest boxes to prevent them in it. Someone else may have more advice as far as chemical treatment but I usually do herbal or natural unless absolutely necessary.
They have a dust bath tub with ash and DE but she and our other leg horn never dust bath like the other hens
Try putting some of those herbs in nest boxes, especially the one she likes. Just toss em in with whatever bedding you put in the box. You can also put a bit of de in there too. Will she let ya handle her much? You could try getting a handful of the dust from bath and petting it in to her a bit if she tolerates being handled.
You can also put a couple cloves of garlic in drinking water. Clean coop out with vinegar and spray chickens with bit of Apple Cider Vinegar. Here's a good thread about flea treatment and prevention on here https://www.tillysnest.com/2013/07/backyard-chickens-and-fleas-html/