Treating lice?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LinckHillPoultry, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    How would you treat lice in a young bird? I was holding a turkey poult and a small clearish white bug crawled onto my hand... my bet, lice.
    How would it be treated?
    It doesn't stay on humans, right?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I use Ivomex on my birds but you can also dust them with a poultry dust or DE.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sevin 5% dust.

    You cannot catch the lice. It is species specific.

    I use Sevin dust - gardening dust by any other name is not the same. You want the brand name Sevin 5% dust.

    I cut the foot off a pantyhose and fill it with the dust. Tie the end off. Now you have a powder puff to dust with. Work quick but gentle. Turn up your chickens/birds upside down carefully. They will usually relax and hold out their wings. Use the puff and pwder them up from vent to neck. Don't puff it too much it is not that great for them to inhale it. You either. Put a bandana over your nose and mouth.

    Clean out the coop. Liberally dust the coop. Add new bedding and dust it too.

    Redust your birds in 7 days. Check them again after 7 days and they should be gone. If not dust them again.

    2 dustings should work.
     
  4. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    So I can dust young poults and ducklings? The poult that I held and found the bug is about 3 days old.

    Where could I purchase the dust at?
     
  5. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually when you see lice or mites on baby birds, You can bet your older birds are heavily infested..And like worms, lice and mites can build immunity to pestisides
     
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  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Two people I know who show chickens use Frontline spray. They spray a dot under each wing at the wingpit one on back of neck and one above vent. Works very well for two months! Then reapply. They have had no problems again after that. I am using it now and have not seen a flea, mite, or any lice yet [​IMG] And I'm way out in the country by many wild birds.
     
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  7. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    Quote:this is exactly what i do.. works like a charm.. i put the sevin 5% on amd it the lice was no where to be seen.. i agree, use gloves and cover mouthand nose with bandana and mably where glasses to keep fom getting in eyes. i didnt know anyone else used th epantyhose thing.. lol.! it woks good huh miss piss!
     
  8. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I use frontline also and I rotate with a malathion dip..Northern Fowl mites will feed on humans
     
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