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A friend of mine brought me some wild native chicks that he caught today. They look like they were just born, all fluff as no feathering as started yet. I am almost sure that they have some kind of "bugs" as he caught them very close to a land fill, aka garbage dump. What I would like to know is what is the earliest that I can deworm them and/or dust with Damascus dust or seven dust? (I have some Welsummer chicks now that are just over 2 weeks and may deworm them the same time.)

Any advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated!

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"and We Know That All Things Work Together For Good To Those Who Love God, To Those Who Are The Called According To His Purpose."  Romans 8:28                                                                                                                              Thanking GOD for all His mighty blessings!! 
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I would not worm young chicks.  They should not get a heavy load of worms for months.  You should be able to see lice or mites, and if they are there, I would carefully and lightly dust with Sevin.  If you don't see them, maybe a sprinkle of DE in a dust bath would do.

 

http://ucanr.org/freepubs/docs/8162.pdf

Ventilation -- may be the most important aspect of coop design

BYC Troubleshooting article -- click here

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.

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Ventilation -- may be the most important aspect of coop design

BYC Troubleshooting article -- click here

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.

14 hatchery and mutt hens

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I would not worm young chicks.  They should not get a heavy load of worms for months.  You should be able to see lice or mites, and if they are there, I would carefully and lightly dust with Sevin.  If you don't see them, maybe a sprinkle of DE in a dust bath would do.

 

http://ucanr.org/freepubs/docs/8162.pdf



I agree. Young chicks shouldn't need worming. I've never had anything good to say about DE, but Sevin is safe for young chicks, IF you find bugs......Pop

 

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In God We Trust

Siyah Rampuri Asil, White Chinese, Emden, and African Geese, Guineas, a Rottweiler (Bella), and a Yellow Lab (Booger). Fifty five years with chickens and still learning.

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