Pesky Poultry Lice!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by casportpony, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    I was going to post this picture:
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    until I zoomed in on it!
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  2. Quacking Pigeon

    Quacking Pigeon Crowing

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    My ducks get that. I need to treat them for lice. Such a beautiful picture until those parasites get in the shot. Damn lice
     
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  3. Country_Boy

    Country_Boy In the Brooder

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  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    I know, right? Gotta get back out there and treat him!
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

  6. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    Have you tried elektor? I want to but it is too expensive
     
  7. Quacking Pigeon

    Quacking Pigeon Crowing

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    I’m wondering if a teaspoon of Permethrin in a filled water spray bottle is ok to treat external parasites on ducks. You can use it on pigeons but I’m just not confident with it. Because it is an insecticide I’m just worried if the birds preen they will get poisoned or something.
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Too expensive for me too, but it's supposed to work really well.
     
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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    It's fine for ducks, but hard to get it on the skin because of the down. :D
     
  10. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    One or our Faculty here bough some last year. I was hoping to get part of it from her...Oh well! I have used the generic from Amazon--captain jacks but I could not get a member to try it--said they did not trust a garden pest product and the inactive ingredients were not easy to find.

    It did a great job as coop spray and spraying the hens. I did not use it as a systemic though
     
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