What can I do to prevent the basic chicken problems like lice etc.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by delsi64, May 15, 2009.

  1. delsi64

    delsi64 Out Of The Brooder

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    What things can I do to prevent my chickens from getting the basic chicken diseases and problems? I keep the chicken coop and water cleaned and change the straw, but are there supplements,or preventative things I should be doing, especially for mites/lice?
     
  2. mrszlopez

    mrszlopez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure of the brand name, but i wash my coops out every now & then with the lice/mite treatments. The spray kind. They sell it at the feed store. Also, i clean my coops with bleach water.
     
  3. rikku_03

    rikku_03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yikes they could get lice and mites? I never knew that would keeping the chickens inside the house work?
     
  4. mrszlopez

    mrszlopez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just recently discovered that they get lice/mites too. I mustve been dead to the chicken world. Two of my roosters (special needs) had it & ive been treating them all ever since.
     

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