2 week old chicks with bugs...HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fishinchicken, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. fishinchicken

    fishinchicken In the Brooder

    Apr 19, 2010
    I have some chicks...about 2 weeks old...i noticed today when I was holding one and checking her out that there was this little "flea"looking critter crawling around in the vent area. Not sure what to do. Any suggestions
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2011
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    poultry dust will work at their age, put some in a bag and put the chick into the bag with head out, then close up bag around neck and shake. after doing that take a little and dust atound the head making sure not to get into eyes or mouth. What ever they have been sleeping in will need to be treated and the old bedding treated and disposed of. you can use sevin also but make sure it's the one safe for animals.
  3. Ghostbelly

    Ghostbelly Chirping

    Nov 20, 2012
    we just got some dust and sprinkled it over their bodys being careful not get it into the eyes or mouth and be sure to get it under their wings. hope the bugs go away good luck :D

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