stick fleas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicky ma, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. chicky ma

    chicky ma Hatching

    Jan 30, 2016
    Hello for Cali,
    I have backyard chickens in California. I recently had to farm out my 2 older girls and now have 4 mixed bantams ( 1 silkie, 2 polish, 1 americana and 1 barred. When we sent off our older girls, 1 had a lot of stick fleas around her eyes, but the other didn't. We have just put out the new girls in large coop after cleaning and dusting coop with Diatomaceous earth, along with giving young chicks a dusting too. After one week, we are noticing these fleas around their eyes and head. What to do? BTW...we eat the eggs
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Actually DE does nothing to rid your birds or parasites. I'm not sure what "stick fleas," are maybe that is the same as lice or mites. But you need to go to a farm store and buy a proper treatment for them and dust them and all around the coop and roosts and nest boxes. You usually have to repeat within a certain time. They won't go away over night. Your birds can be re-infected if you add new birds to your flock - and wild birds can also do it.
  4. chicky ma

    chicky ma Hatching

    Jan 30, 2016
    Thank you for the response. I think we are going to take drastic measures and use Frontline and Sevin.
  5. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Good luck with your girls.
  6. Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    Looks like you already received some good advice ....

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