How to prevent poultry lice and mites

Rooster and chicken, can you tell the difference?

Raising chickens doesn’t have to mean fighting fuzzy butt bugs all the time. With a few well-timed methods of prevention, and the right equipment, your flock will stay free of pests through any season. Here are the ways you can protect your chickens from lice and mites

  • Wild birds are not permitted

By hitching rides on uninvited wild birds, poultry lice and mites gatecrash the chicken coop party. Keep those pigeons, sparrows, and minor birds off the guest list by limiting access to the supply of chicken feed for your flock. Feeding your chickens in their covered run and removing access to feeders whilst free foraging is ideal for your hens. This is one of the best ways of protecting your birds from lice and mites


  • Poultry pixie powder and healing herbs

The second way you can protect your chickens from lies and mites is by casting a protective spell on your coop, run, and dusting bathe spots with a generous sprinkle of insect repellent, Diatomaceous Earth quality superfine. This valuable product is a naturally derived powder that deters pests and parasites such as lice, mites, worms, and mosquitoes and is safe to be around for your chickens. Not having toxic chemicals.



You can also plant pest repellent shrubs and herbs around your chicken coop, chook track, and backyard garden to raise the anti-pest ante. Mint, lemon balm, and lavender are quick to grow and discourage pests while the chicken run landscaping smells and looks fantastic.


  • Make their bed

There’s nothing more about lice and mites than sleeping in old coop bedding and nesting box bedding so make sure you wash it periodically. You will need to bin the old bedding if you spot a bug or two make themselves at home. Don’t add it to your compost, or simply spread the pest sleeping party around the backyard.

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Where to buy Chickens in Akwa Ibom State

Since chicken is the only meat that has no negative health conditions, you can always use it to prepare any local and continental dishes of your choice. In Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, you can buy chickens from at the following locations;

  • Uyo, The Akwa Ibom State capital:

    Number 215 Udo Umana Street opposite Akpan Andem Market, Uyo

  • Oron, Akwa Ibom State:

    Number 27 Market Square by Aba Street, Oron, Akwa Ibom State

  • Eket, Akwa Ibom State:

3 park road, opposite Chinese market, Eket.


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