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|Environmental||Thoroughly clean and sanitize the environment where birds are kept, especially the coop.|
|Ivermectin 1% drops||Applied to chickens||In accordance with label instructions|
|Poultry powder||It is more important to apply the powder directly to the bird's body rather than the premises||In accordance with label instructions|
|Ash||Add spent ash from a wood-burning fireplace into the chicken's dustbathing area||Natural Chicken Keeping Blogspot|
|NuStock||Apply to clusters of eggs by coating the egg sacs with it||Natural Chicken Keeping|
|Neem seed extract spray||1||33 dilution (with tap water) of a neem seed extract (MiteStop®) or by spraying them with the freshly diluted product |
Apply caution because neem is toxic to chickens if ingested.
|Diatomaceous Earth (DE) (food grade)||6 cups of DE combined with 25 lbs (1/2 bag) of washed play sand in a large plastic container such as a plant pot or storage container||A. Murillo, UC Riverside; Martin et al., 2012|
|Force molting||When chickens molt they will shed the lice-infested feathers. However, these feathers need to be promptly removed, to prevent reinfection of the new feathers that grow in.|
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