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Argh LICE!

Postby CityChick » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:22 pm

I had checked my girls before but obviously didn't look deep enough into the feathers so got a real shock today to find their vents crawling with mites. I have doused them with pestine powder (also their bedding) with the help of my mum and will repeat every week until they are gone but we got a bit confused about the info on egg consumption. My understanding was that I would need to wait 24 hrs before eating any of the eggs laid after dousing (so throw away tomorrows eggs). Mum thought it meant just 24hr wait on birds that were for the table. Do I chuck tomorrows eggs or are they good? We doused this them arvo and they do their lay around 8-9am in the mornings. Thanks.
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Re: Argh LICE!

Postby DRG » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:25 pm

I can't answer your specific question but remember to try and dust the floor and the perches too... :D
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Re: Argh LICE!

Postby chicibo » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:06 pm

I would say it applies to the bird itself rather than the eggs. Personally I have never chucked eggs after delousing. When I do wormings, if there is a withholding period I feed them either to the dogs or back to the chooks. Waste-not want-not in my house! :D
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Re: Argh LICE!

Postby CityChick » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:30 pm

Cool, thanks.
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