URGENT - Chicken has insects in feather... Please reply!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by JuliaWesterbeek, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. JuliaWesterbeek

    JuliaWesterbeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Everyone,

    I have a chicken that has black little insects in his feathers and I am not sure what they are and what treatment I should give hime. I was also wondering if my dogs, and myself could get them... If so I'll need to keep the dogs away at all times! I live in a country (Singapore) which is not very chicken friendly so it doesn't have many chicken products (medicines, etc.) but if that is the only way to treat it then I will have to import it from a neighbouring country or the US.

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    ANY answers are appreciated!!

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  2. MerleMice

    MerleMice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks like chicken lice to me! I'm not seeing much for eggs on the feather shaft, so hopefully it's just the start of an infestation. I have no advice on how to treat, but hopefully this points you in the right direction.
     
  3. JuliaWesterbeek

    JuliaWesterbeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much! I'll go google chicken lice!!
     
  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    LIce! You can treat everyone with permethrin dust twice at least, about ten days apart, or (MUCH EASIER!) treat with permethrin spray concentrate, maybe only once. Mary
     
  5. JuliaWesterbeek

    JuliaWesterbeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Thank you for you replies! I treated mine with a flea and tick and lice spray for small animals. THEY ARE ALL GONE :)!!!
     
  6. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    It's best to use a product approved for use in poultry, rather than a product labeled for pets only. Check the label before buying! Mary
     
  7. JuliaWesterbeek

    JuliaWesterbeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know but you can't buy anything for poultry here in Singapore. This was labeled for all small animals and was for sensitive skin and organic so I figured it was best. It worked and all the chickens are doing fine!
     
  8. JuliaWesterbeek

    JuliaWesterbeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I would have to buy something for poultry I would need it shipped in during that time the ticks could be spreading and such....
     
  9. CWP1966

    CWP1966 Out Of The Brooder

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    If you could happen to to get something like Fipronil 9.7 % and something like Adam's flea and tick spray, it would work. Buy the 5-22 lbs,Mix Mix 0.67ml. Fipronil with 16 oz of something like Adam's. I've bought stuff from the Chinese sites and it work great! Pour the tiny capsule into the 16 oz. spray. Shake well. Spray under wings and bunn area. Good luck. JDR
     
  10. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry, I didn't realize you weren't in the USA. Certainly buy local! Mary
     

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