Treating Hens for Lice and or Mites

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Treating Hens for Lice and or Mites

Postby Dolly10 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:13 am

My girls are suffering from a mite/lice infestation. Can anyone recomment a poultry parasite treatment, and how I go about sorting this out.
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Re: Treating Hens for Lice and or Mites

Postby Raven81 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:22 am

pestene powder is a good one i dust the birds & also dust there regular dirt bathing spot.
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Re: Treating Hens for Lice and or Mites

Postby Dolly10 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:56 am

Thanks, do you by this powder from a vet clinic?
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Re: Treating Hens for Lice and or Mites

Postby Raven81 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:35 pm

yes i got it from the vets but i see there is quite a few selling it on trademe if your like me & dont get to town very often.
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Re: Treating Hens for Lice and or Mites

Postby chicibo » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:56 pm

Horse stores also sell it, or you can use flea powder too. I will be writing an extensive article on this subject tonight under the treatment and prevention section.
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Re: Treating Hens for Lice and or Mites

Postby Dolly10 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:11 pm

Thanks chicibo - will your article be on this site, under a separate listing called Treatment & Prevention?
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Re: Treating Hens for Lice and or Mites

Postby chicibo » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:10 pm

it will be here on poultry central, we have a new section called treatment and prevention.
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