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    Default lice, i've got lice!!!!

    okay my chicken expert friend has been round today as freddie, one of my original had what looksed to be a prolasped egg which cracked.

    However I mentioned the missing neck features, so she cheked the bird, EEEEK

    she has lice, so we got some powder and did them all, we found 2 of the 9 have signs of lice.

    so what do I do, she suggested frontline?

    can my dog get them? can I get them? do I do the coop, my house, everything....what do I do to get rid

    How could I have let this happen!
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    Don't worry, Hon - Louse powder is very effective.

    Just douse them liberally with it once a week for three weeks, that should break the cycle, as you should kill them at all the various stages of development that way.
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    You could also give them a box to bathe in, full of shavings and louse powder - they'll do themselves that way.
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    I have an undercover area that I keep food free, and put redmite powder and lice powder in there, but obviously not enough...

    I've been away on holiday and come back on crutches, so I'm now feeling that I've neglected them

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlck9 View Post
    ... I've been away on holiday and come back on crutches, so I'm now feeling that I've neglected them
    Oh blimey - what've you been up to!!!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glutton4... View Post
    Oh blimey - what've you been up to!!!?
    stupidly fell down a curb last weekend, typically my luck at the moment...so i've been struggling up to the allotment and back and not paying enough attention to them.

    With freddie poorly as well, which I've got to try and get some antibiotics for

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    My sympathies, Hon. I'm laid-up too, not allowed to drive or work or do anything until mid-December. Hope you're off the crutches soon.

    We can sit and moan together! LOL
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    Can't do anything but offer sympathy to you both! Get well soon!
    Re. the lice, I use the powder and Frontline. I usually do 1 lot of Frontline to 2 lots of powder in summer and alternate with longer gap in winter. Your dog won't get them if you use Frontline on him too. I always Frontline any new birds coming in as part of their welcome pack!!!
    I discussed using Frontline with my vet and she said though it's not licensed it is ok to use. It needs to be the spray though not the spot-on. It has to be from vets as you can't buy spray online.

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