Chicks and fleas?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by csummer8882, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. csummer8882

    csummer8882 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just discovered that my indoor cats have fleas......my 6 week old chicks just went outside on Sunday. Odds are favorable that the chicks have fleas now too right? UGH! Suggestions? Thank you!
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Fleas are species specific so i don't know if chickens get them or not, but to be on the safe side why not get some poultry dust [very inexpensive] and dust them real good. When I've used it I put the dust into a paper or plastic bag put the chicken inside the bag with their head out side close around the neck and while holding the chicken shake. making sure not to get into their eyes or mouth. don't hold onto just the neck though support the body with your other hand.
     
  3. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens don't get cat fleas. They get "sticktight fleas" which is a different type of flea. Not sure if we have them around her. I think they're more of a southern thing.
     
  4. csummer8882

    csummer8882 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I was hoping that was the case and am very relieved! [​IMG]
     

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