All the chicks in our brooder somehow have gotten a TERRIBLE infestation of lice/mites. some of them are extremely skinny & we actually lost 2 tonight. Its so bad that when you touch them for 1 second you have AT LEAST 10 bugs on your hand. I dusted with DE because it's all i have right now. I am dusting the big birds & ducks tomorrow but need to go buy some actual lice/mite dust. My question is, can they kill a bird? the babies were around 3months old. I think they were also getting picked on by the bigger chicks too. I am totally PI55ED right now. I haven't been taking care of the brooder because it's full of my sisters chicks. I know they're not mine but its ridiculous that 2 died tonight & that she doesnt pay enough attention to notice the bugs!! I mean, WHY EVEN HAVE CHICKENS!?!?