How to Treat for Lice, Mites and Parasites?
Prevention is Key!
To avoid getting and to treat mites, lice and parasites one of the main things you can do is to keep your environment clean. Have a read of our guide on how to prevent mites and lice by keeping a strict cleaning regime. (Link to Red Mite Blog)
For external parasites such as fleas and red mite you can use DE Powders, these are very effective at killing lice and mites, you should also use this as a preventative measure and dust your hens every month. Washing your hens is also a great way to keep them clean and mite free, keeping feather footed bird’s feet feathers well-trimmed in the winter is also essential. You can use our Benessence Aloe Vera pet shampoo, this is a great natural shampoo and Aloe Vera has been proven very effective in soothing skin irritations caused by mites and lice.
For suspected internal worms, again prevention is key, make sure you use Flubenvet with flubendazole in your feed, treat every 2-3 months much like you would a cat or dog as a preventative, this should stop any parasites taking hold.
Again, keeping a clean run area is very important, you can use our Virkon disinfectant sachets and Poultry Cleaners to kill most unwanted nasties.
We don’t often advise against natural remedies but natural preventatives are not proven as effective as keeping a clean environment and regularly treating with Flubenvet.
If your infestation is very severe you may need to consult a vet.