Parasite preventatives ?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by zekii, May 15, 2011.

  1. zekii

    zekii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have been adding some diatomaceous earth to the chicken coop wood shaving bedding, hopefully that might help some, any other ideas for preventing parasites in chickens ? We will be doing some free ranging with our flock in limited areas of the yard.

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  2. dawg53

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    Occasionally inspect them for lice/mites. Set up an annual worming program using valbazen and safeguard.
     
  3. zekii

    zekii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are Lice/Mites easy to spot on chickens, where do you usually find them ... under the wings..etc ?
     
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    Quote:Yes. Check around their vent area real well too.
     

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