Will wood ash get rid of lice?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sophia5, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. Sophia5

    Sophia5 Chirping

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    I have a hen who is infested with lice so I gave her a dust bath with wood ash apparently it's supposed to help.

    Have any of you guys done this before? Will it get rid of it?
     

  2. Annasg

    Annasg Songster

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    I was just told by an old avid farmer that white vinegar and water will get rid of them but I dont know if it works or not. I started my regime with it on my birds today. We will find out sooner or later. Worth a shot and white vinegar is not that pricey if you buy it by the gallon.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    I think the idea with dust bathing is that the dust and ashes suffocate the parasites. Seems to work with my birds.
     

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