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sultan pullet covered in what i think is lice

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by naakte, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. naakte

    naakte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she weighs abt. 4 lbs. i didnt think the check her for lice, but after i got her i was bathing her and saw thousands all over her. I bathed her in dog shampoo, left it on for 5 min. ran to feed store bought something like 7 powder. i gave her 5 units of ivermectin, and 20 units of pyrantel pamoate. I have her in the incomming coop which is far away from my flock. i feel bad and keep going out to visit her. She is the sweetest lil gal. i so want to just bring her in with my seramas, but i dont know how effective these medications are and i dont want to spread it. I know i can not get lice, buti do feel stuff crawling on me. I got the podwer onmyhands and they feel really dry is that normal. I have 50 chickens and hav never had to deal with lice before. any advice? the bugs are long skinny and dark her vent does not look right .

    Donna
     
  2. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sorry I do not know what to do but this will BUMP your thread [​IMG]
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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  4. naakte

    naakte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she is doing well today. i still see a few bugs on her head though ( she had it really bad) how long before i can dust her again? directions do not say.... I am using y-tex Co ral. and how is the best way to remove the eggs around her vent? I called the gal i got her from and as delicately as i could i asked how long she had the sultan ( one month) and I then advised her that she treat her other birds.. 2 of my seramas went home with her. The poor thing had no idea. so glad i didnt put the sultan with the others. poop check reveals no worms this morning. just the lice, mostly on the head area.
    I feel sorry for the sultan being all alone in the quarantine coop. i assume that the lice are getting on the ground in her coop. should i treat the floor of the coop with something?

    Donna in Branson
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2011
  5. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, clean out her bedding and give everything a good scrub. Some use DE in the bedding. I think the proper way is to re-dose in 10 days? Someone can help confirm to you. I would check the rest of your flock just for peace of mind even though she's been far away. I'm so paranoid about stuff like that it makes my skin crawl! [​IMG]
     
  6. naakte

    naakte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she still has bugs mostly in her masssive feathers in her hair. I am thinking co-ral was a waste of good money. I sprinkled some on her pine shavings God i hope it wont hurt her. She looks very very lonesome in that big coop. What product would work? I am not trying to control lice, i must get rid of it. I hate bugs especially on a chicken i now own.
    Donna
     
  7. dawg53

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    Quote:I recommend you use sevin dust, that'll kill them. Please read the link I posted in post #3, that'll tell you how to dust them. Good luck.
     

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