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Critter Ritter Giveaway from Luv Nest

Critter Ritter Blend
It’s the height of the summer and also the height of chicken pests. So often these tiny chicken pests such as poultry lice, mites, and fleas that affect chickens go overlooked. However if left unchecked, their populations will boom and thrive to establish their own families to overwinter on your chickens and in your coop. There are plenty of things you can do to help keep pests at bay including keeping a tidy coop, checking your flock periodically for pests, utilizing food grade DE and adding an herbal blend like Critter Ritter to your coop.

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Backyard Chickens and Lice

I got an email from my daughter’s preschool that a child there was discovered to have head lice.  Of course, the typical parent paranoia set in from those of us whose children were not affected….yet.  The girls were required to go to school with their longer hair braided.  They were corralled at the door and their heads were searched for hidden parasites.  Of course, all these precautions paid off, there have been no further cases.  This got me thinking.  Did you know that chickens can have lice too?  Thank goodness people cannot catch poultry lice but I still get the heebie jeebies just thinking about them.