Will wood ash get rid of lice?

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

  1. Sophia5

    Sophia5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2013
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2013
    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 Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    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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