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My 10 pet chickens have mites and/or lice. What can I do?

Free range chickens. I have treated the coop - 7 dust and diatomaceous earth on dirt floor, also treated roosts etc. I have gone around the farm sprinkling 7 dust in their dust bowls.
I have treated the 2 worst hens with 7 dust directly on their backs and triple antibiotic ointment rubbed on the featherless areas - back and sides of birds. Both hens have some featherless areas with red skin and white skin patches. I can't see any lice or mites.

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I would suggest trying a different kind of antibiotic, like Scalex. I also suggest making sure everything is dry and not over crowded in your coop, because this makes them more likely to have mites. Giving them a pan full of sand for them to dust bathe in also helps my chickens when they stumble upon lice or mites. You might just have to wait out the storm with this one, and just make sure it doesn't happen again. Make sure you keep a good eye on your chickens though, if you find any lice eggs on their feathers or their scales start to fall off, you should probably call a veterinarian and consult them.

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You'll also have to dust the chickens, they have a powder that is made for this purpose.You have to grab the chickens by the neck,hold them upside down so their feathers open up and sprinkle dust into them.

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I don't mean to answer a question with a question, but are you sure its lice or mites? I kinda thought they stuck to animals with hair... Like think about it! If you have cats or cows or anything with fur, don't you think they'd go after them and not the chickens? I'm just saying it might not be the mites or lice.... I wonder if it's a reaction to the stuff you're using on them. Is it safe for chickens?

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It's actually quite common! Had somebody in the store last week getting stuff for there horse, and my boss gave them stuff made for chickens
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hu, what do you know?! lol
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Wish I could help! But I can't remember the name of the powder. I suggest asking an employee at the place you buy feed

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