can day old chicks get mites PIcs added post #4

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by AhBee01, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    I have 2 day old chicks, I noticed something on theit heads this morning it is all over and very close they are tiny ovals and seem stuck into the skin. I didn't wasnt to try to pull it out in case it was part of the feather shaft or something. I never noticed this before. They are with momma now, but she is still on a few eggs that need to hatch, or I would snatch her out and see if I can see anything on her!
    I will try to post a pic!
    TIA
    Brenda
     
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  2. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    I hope someone answers this post. I really want to know the answer also!! See that you really are part of the thread killer group!! JK [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I suppose if momma has mites the babies would pick them up pretty fast. Mites can kill an adult chicken given enough time. They could likely be devastating to a chick.
     
  4. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    Here are the pics! I think it's lice and if so what should I do?
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  5. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    Michigan
    Yikes, you need to act, but can poison harm such a young critter?
    Are they in a brooder? Are they in with the hen?
     
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    ok Im itching looking at that!
     
  7. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    Michigan
    Oh, they are in w/mom! I'd try to pick off all you can. Or, you might want to brood them w/o mom... Perhaps you could bathe each chick. I dunno!
     
  8. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    Yes the are in a brooder coop with the Mom, I don't want to take them from her she has worked hard to have these chicks. One egg is pipped and 2 more are left one for sure is dead in the egg, I think the other one died as well. But want to give it a chance just in case.
    What should I use? We have seven, could I do that with the Mom and de with the babies, I want the the newest chick to make it.
    I "m so freaking out.
     
  9. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    They might be a bit young for the chemicals. Perhaps you can pick them off and then dust mom and the babies with DE.
     
  10. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    We had the same thing happen. Our hen had been broody twice in a row and didn't get lice/mite treatment. Well when the chicks hatched, they got lice or mites from her. I had been using Garden & Poultry Dust on my girls (TSC) but was worried it would harm the chicks. I called the poison control 800# on the container to see if it would be harmful, which they did not know. The person I spoke to then transfered me to the department in charge of the chemical makeup of the product. I had to leave a message but he called me back right away and told me that it is completely safe to use on 1 day old chicks. Sorry if I seem long winded, I just wanted you to know I had done my research before answering your question. The chicks are mite/lice free and are now a month old! Hope this helps.
    ETA: I was told that Sevin is too harsh for chicks less than a month old, be careful.
     
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