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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:11 pm 
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So I am planning to enter my two silkies into a local poultry show. I got these two silkies about 7 weeks ago but when I picked bought them they had lice eggs around their face. I quickly treated them and they don't have any but the dead eggs are still visible. How do I get them off? It's been 7 weeks and they haven't come off but they are not live lice eggs. And I can't enter them in the show if they have (dead) lice eggs. So how do I get them off? :help: :biggrin:

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:06 pm 
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Well you need to wash them for the show anyway .So wash them and dry them and see if that helps

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:08 pm 
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What did you treat them with for the lice? And what colour are the lice eggs?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:53 pm 
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The lice eggs are just white ish cream colour i think. Ok will wash them, hopefully will come off :)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:37 am 
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sometimes you need to scrape the eggs of an old toothbrush works well for that and scrubbing the feet too

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:56 am 
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An old trick to help loosenthe lice eggs is diluted vinegar applied with a spray bottle or toothbrush as PJH has suggested.
The vinegar dissolves the glue that sticks the eggs to the feathers.
The toothbrush can then be used to removed the loosened eggs.
The vinegar treatment can also be used on bot fly eggs ect on the legs of horses.
Only wash in pure soap in warm water.
Rinse well and a little washing blue bag can be used in rinse water on white silkies.
Then dry thoroughly with a towel, use a blow dryer or a heat source in a drying box to fluff them up for a best result.
Allow them to cool completely if heat is used to dry them so as to avoid getting chilled before you place them back out in cold conditions.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:12 am 
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Thanks for posting that lice egg removal tip. Although we never want to have lice, we did get some last year. We delayed dipping our black wyandottes by two weeks as we were busy and we had a few tiny eggs on the feather base around the neck. On black, you can't get away with anything. We did not know how to remove them and couldn't show them even after they were treated. If it ever happens again (hopefully not!) we will try this vinegar method.

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