What does lice look like?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mrbstephens, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    When I collected an egg from the nesting box yesterday, there was a tiny, tan colored, long shaped bug on it. I use straw in the nesting box with DE. I use the DLM with pine shavings in the hen house with DE. To me, it looks clean and dry in there. Maybe it's just from the straw? or wood? The chickens look fine. [​IMG]
     
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  2. Nif

    Nif Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh good! Maybe I should check them over anyway?
     
  4. Nif

    Nif Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would...I thought only my cochins had lice but I checked everyone out closely and they all have a few.
    I sprayed pyrethrin in my cleaned coop and treated my chickens.
     
  5. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    check the base of their feathers periodically, my poor little silky was infested and i am bathing and brushing her and dusting everyone - my first time to deal with them- nasty little critters!
     

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