Chick dust

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Katrinasofia, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. Katrinasofia

    Katrinasofia In the Brooder

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    Being new at this and very cautious, I bought Poultry Dust fot mites. After reading the warnings I'm afraid to use it. Suggestions?
     
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    It's safe to use on chicks.
     
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  3. SueT

    SueT Crossing the Road

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    I used it for chicks that were 2 days old. They and mama hen were in a nest full of mites. I moved them to a new area thoroughly dusted with Poultry Dust, and dusted the hen. No ill effects. They are grown now.
     
  4. coach723

    coach723 Crowing

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    Poultry dust is safer than getting anemic from loss of blood from mites. Mites are far worse, and I wouldn't hesitate to use the dust.
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Do they have mites? If not then no need to treat things that are not there.
     
  6. Katrinasofia

    Katrinasofia In the Brooder

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    I see small bites. Some seem bloody
     
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  7. cmfarm

    cmfarm Crowing

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    If they have mights you can usually see them crawling around on them and see clusters small, white eggs near their necks.
     

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