Our Japanese bantam hen returned today from wherever she hid her nest - with two new chicks. We've been fighting a war on sticktight fleas, and since this hen has been away for the last few weeks, she hasn't received any treatment. Her head is literally covered with fleas. Using a small, soft paintbrush, I dabbed some Adams Flea Spray on the worst clusters of fleas around her comb, but I'm afraid to do much more for fear of harming the chicks. Does anyone have any advice on how best to help this little hen? And keep the fleas from infesting the chicks?
Thanks in advance for any help!