Baby chick with mites

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Henny Hen, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Henny Hen

    Henny Hen Out Of The Brooder

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    My week old chick has mites/fleas. Is there anything i can use to put on it. The poor little thing
    he is the runt of the batch and i want to bring it inside with my other little ones,but i don't want
    to give it to the others. Can someone tell me what to do before it starts to affect its health?
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2012
  2. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'de sprinkle 7 dust on it, asap!
     
  3. dawg53

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    Put some sevin dust on your fingers and gently rub it into her. Avoid the eyes and nostrils. Repeat again in 7-10 days. Inspect the others as well.
     
  4. Henny Hen

    Henny Hen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thats a great idea. I did'nt think to put it on by hand. Thanks
     
  5. Henny Hen

    Henny Hen Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm on my way now. Thanks for your help
     
  6. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'de also sprinkle some in the coop/brooder, expectually in the bedding.
     
  7. Momhen

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    put the powder in the area where the chicks/hen take dustbaths as they will dust themselves with it too. I've used powder in their bedding as well to keep the mites out of the coop. Seems to have worked so far. Good luck!
     
  8. Henny Hen

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    I just want to thank everyone for the advice you gave me. I tried everthing and I thought he would eventually pull thru. When I checked on him this evening he had passed away. The poor little thing he fought hard.
     

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