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#17881 - 08/15/03 10:19 AM Re: lice: cheap and/or organic treatments
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What stores do they sell sevin dust at, so I can stock up on it?

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#17882 - 08/15/03 10:34 AM Re: lice: cheap and/or organic treatments
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I've never used it and this is just an idea but couldn't you just put some cooking oil on the eggs? This would not poison the birds but it would kill the lice and the eggs wouldn't hatch? Yes/No?
Just an idea.

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#17883 - 08/15/03 10:43 AM Re: lice: cheap and/or organic treatments
Susie Offline
Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 07/16/02
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Loc: Arkansas
I don't understand the basis for thinking oil will kill the actual lice? And I think it would be next to impossible to ensure you covered every egg in oil - not to mention that a dust bath could quickly thwart your efforts.

As for where to buy Sevin dust, feed stores, garden supply places, home improvement stores, pretty much any store that has a lawn/garden department carries it. I find the feed store to be cheapest.

Susie

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#17884 - 08/15/03 11:21 AM Re: lice: cheap and/or organic treatments
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The idea was that it could suffocate them? Not necessarily as a total treatment but until you get some proper stuff. When i had lice it took about a week before i could get some lice powder.

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#17885 - 08/15/03 11:30 AM Re: lice: cheap and/or organic treatments
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Ok, thanks for your help Susie, how much should I get if I have over 90 chickens?

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#17886 - 08/15/03 01:28 PM Re: lice: cheap and/or organic treatments
Susie Offline
Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 07/16/02
Posts: 1902
Loc: Arkansas
I used less than a 5 lb. bag to treat 25-30 birds. That was for both treatments -- you need to do them twice, one week apart. So for your 90, 3 bags should do the trick. Get them real good around the vent area and under the wings.

Susie

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