Poultry lice and mite information

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by natersmum, May 28, 2010.

  1. natersmum

    natersmum Hatching

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    I came across this information tonight and thought I would pass it along...

    The following link is a publication from the University of California titled "Common Lice and Mites of Poultry: Identification and Treatment". It has fantastic information and great close up photos of infected birds.

    http://ucanr.org/freepubs/docs/8162.pdf
     
  2. NWChicks

    NWChicks Songster

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    That was a great article, thank you!
     
  3. chickmeister

    chickmeister In the Brooder

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    That was an informative article; thanks for passing along the info.

    We use DE (diatomaceous earth) to prevent fleas and mites. It is amazing and totally safe for consumption, even by day old chicks. You can find it at your local feed store and it's cheap. All you have to do is sprinkle some in with their bedding and you're golden. And since it's natural you don't have to worry about any strange side effects. Hopefully that helps some of you too. An ounce of prevention as they say... [​IMG]
     

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