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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:17 am 
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Hi All,
What would be the best way to treat my 100+ flock of Chooks for lice? I picked up one of the 6 week old chicks this morning and seen lice on its head. I have birds ranging from 2 weeks old up to full grown so I would like to use 1 product to do all of them if possible?

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Moxidectin. It goes in the water for 24hrs. You need to remove all other water sources to make sure they just drink the medicated stuff.

Mixture is the same for babies and adults. Purchase from Knox Bird Clinic, Vic - Cost about $25.00. Kills all external and internal worms/parasites.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:29 am 
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Thanks Honk,
Is there such a product that you can bath the birds in as well which will kill the lice which is on them at the moment? When I say "bath them" I mean fill up a container of the solution and water and dip the birds in it.

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Not that i know of. Personally that sounds like a lot more work than just adding it to their water.

You can get a dust (pestine) that will remove most of them, but i would personally still get the moxi.

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I use "swift".It's a product used for horses with an itch problem and you can get it form produce stores.I do each bird individually. Use an eyedropper and give large birds like sussex etc one drop on top of head one near the vent area and one under each wing.Bantams I only do on top of the head and at the vent.Same with chickens. I have tried the moxidectin in the water and down the throat but it didin't do a great job.However "Swift" will only help with external parasites not internal ones. :D

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Lice can be persistent. I use moxidectin pour on, as well as Pestene. I also make sure the 2 week repeat treatment is done otherwise it's a waste of time. Even though it's a double up I do it to make sure nothing slips through.

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Thanks Guys,
I read a thread by Chookyinoz and he said to eliminate lice completly the birds are dipped in Permethrin Solution. I cannot seem to find this product anywhere local so I wanted to see if there was another product which I can dip them in. I will get some Moxidectin but the lice are very bad on some of the birds and I wanted to do something which would give them relieve straight away, and diping would do that I think.

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You can get permethrin sprays from most pet shops and produce stores. If you want it quickly just see what brands you local has.

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Hi Guys,
I ended up driving half way to the Gold Coast and picked up some "Maldison 50". I dunked all 118 birds and treated all roosts and nest boxes with it.
All the birds did not mind the bath at all as it was 34 degrees here yesterday and very humid.

Anyway thanks for all your support and all the best for 2009.

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I have posted this numerous times on BYP but I use cydectin cattle pour on or Ivomec (both are moxi based pour ons) I use a 1ml applicator gun hooked up to a 500ml pack and do all my birds on the perch at night time. One shot at the base of the neck on the skin is all it takes for most large birds and half that for bantams. Give it a go!

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hi scooter5,
we use Nucidol 200 EC, cooks are not on the info for it but we find it great we dunk the chooks in it and spray the benns out with it as well to keep the fleas at bay
to wash birds 15ml to 10L of water
to spray sheds/pens 25ml to 10L of water
it cost around $22 for 500ml
and can be picked up at most CRT type shops
good luck

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Hi Hayne1,
That sounds like a good product. It is a lot cheaper then the stuff I use and by the sounds of it you dont have to use as much either.

Thanks for that I will try and pick some up when I need to do it again in2 weeks

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Are the chooks still alive after the Maldison bath? I heard the stuff is pretty toxic and could "kill a brown dog" so to speak

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HI SCOOTER
WE SPRAY THE PENS EVERY 2 OR 3 WEEKS THATS ROOF, WALLS, FLOOR, BOXS EVERYTHING JUST NEED TO MAKE EVERYTHING DAMP NOT SOAKING WET. WE ONLY DUNK THE CHOOKS AS NEEDED, THEY ONLY NEED TO BE WET AND YOU JUST GIVE THIER HEAD A QUICK DIP IF IT HAS FLEAS ON IT, IN AND OUT IS ALL THEY NEED OR BUT SOME OF THE WATER IN A HAIR SPRAY BOTTLE AFTER YOU HAVE DUNKED THEIR BODYS AND GIVE THE HEAD A LIGHT SPRAY WE FIND IT BEST FOR CHICKS AS THEY SOMETIMES DRINK THE WATER WHEN YOU DUNK THEM.
DOT OVER DOSE THE WATER OR THEY WILL ACT LIKE THEIR DRUNK FOR A FEW HOURS (YES I HAVE DONE IT ON MORE THAN ONCE IN A HURRY THATS IF THEY DRINK THE WATER)
HOPE THAT DOSE THE JOB FOR U IT WORKS ON MOST EXTERNAL NASTIES INCLUDING SCALE LEG MITE BUT YOU NEED TO DO THEIR LEGS ONLY ABOUT EVERY 3 DAYS AND RUB IT IN WITH TOOTH BRUSH
BEST OF LUCK HOPE YOU GET RID OF THEM
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:21 am 
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Teeni,
You must have heard wrong, as this is what the product was designed for. As long as you use the dosage rate as per the manufacturers reccomendations it is 100% safe to use on all types of animals for treatment of lice,mites and fleas.

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