Please Help...I'm new to chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kimber_11, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Kimber_11

    Kimber_11 In the Brooder

    Aug 13, 2011
    Ameraucana is shaking her head (Main concern, is this a disease?). I am treating her lice with DE, also coop and yard. The lice are concentrated in the duct area.
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Glen St Mary, Florida
    Quote:Most likely the lice are irritating her causing her to shake her head. Forget the DE, use something that will kill the lice dead....use sevin dust, $4.97 at Lowe's for a 1 pound canister. Once you dust your hen, dust the inside of her house and nests. Ten days later redust her again and the inside of her house as well to kill nits hatched from eggs since the initial dusting.
  3. chi-rn

    chi-rn Chirping

    Jun 11, 2011
    Be sure to dust all your chickens at the same time to avoid constant reinfestation. You cannot see the lice & may be unaware others are also infested.

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