I discovered lice on my 6 week old baby chicks and their mama today. I have used diatomaceous earth for lice on my full grown hens in the past, so after they had put themselves to bed I lightly dusted the babies with it. I also put a little on mama but not as much as I normally do since the babies still snuggle under her at night and I didn't want it to get in their faces/lungs. Then it occurred to me that maybe that stuff is not safe for babies? If that's true, anyone have recommendations for treating lice on chicks? Also, I am currently closing up mama and babies in a pet kennel every night to protect them from the rats trying to swipe them. And I'm curious when I might get to stop doing that? The babies will already hop up on the lowest perch during the day sometimes, but at night they are either in the pet kennel or in a nesting box with their mom. Do I have to teach the babies to sleep on the perch or will they learn that on their own? If anyone can share their input, I would be super grateful!