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What is best treatment for licw/mites?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by muscovygirl, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. muscovygirl

    muscovygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought 5 pullets a few weeks ago and brought them home and noticed that they had lice and mites. I treated them with poultry and garden dust a couple weeks ago along with completly cleaning out coop and nest areas. I then put the poultry and garden dust around the coop as well. Today I rechecked them and they still have them. Wondering what else I can use to treat them?
     
  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure.. maybe others will chime in. . You could search the threads on byc. You might find your info
     
  3. SilkieLover1213

    SilkieLover1213 Out Of The Brooder

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    diatomaceous earth and mayo have always been the best help for my chickens
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    If it was permethrin garden dust, it has to be used every 10 days for lice, and every 7 days for mites to get the eggs as they hatch. Sevin dust is the same. Either can be hard to get rid of. Straw can harbor mites when used as bedding. Some eople recommend use of coconut oil to get rid of lice eggs at the base of feathers. Here are some links to make sure of what you have, since I wouldn't think that you have both:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/08/poultry-lice-and-mites-identification.html
    http://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8162.pdf
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ig140
    http://www.backyardpoultrymag.com/laura_e_john/
    http://ohioline.osu.edu/vme-fact/0018.html
     
  5. Sonya9

    Sonya9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can treat them with frontline spray (one spray under each wing and one on the vent), it kills adults and also hatching eggs. One treatment typically protects them for several months though if you have a bad infestation I would recheck and possibly retreat in a month.
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2015

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