Bug eating dead chick...gross

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bragabit, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. bragabit

    bragabit Songster

    Mar 26, 2009
    Southern Utah
    So I checked my broody hens this morning and found a 1/2 zipped egg with a dead chick. As I started to pull back the shell to see 'why' the little fellow had died. A redish small centipede came crawing out. Maybe only 1/4 inch long or so. So now I am worried....is my coop infested? Or was the bug drawn into the shell from the death of the chick? I have some Sevin Spray (not the dust) can I use that in the coop, with hatching eggs and chicks??

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