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Treating chickens for lice

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by 1cshook, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. 1cshook

    1cshook Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 15, 2015
    I'm not sure if my small flock has a problem w/lice, but I wonder if I should treat them "just in case" ... if so, what do you use? They are about 18 months of age ... it is very hot, humid and dry in this part of the country. They free range about 2 hours each day ...
  2. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Look at their vent area-- do you see moving bugs or clumps of white around their feather shafts?
    If yes, they have lice.
    Browse around here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=lice&=Search

    It's always a good idea to have a dust bathing area filled with clean wood ash and DE.
    That will help your chickens keep their external parasites down.

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