- Mar 17, 2018
Hi everyone! It's been a crazy week trying to get rid of mites, lice, and cocci in everyone / everything while caring for a newborn chick who was initially struggling from cocci. I have 3 hens in our large coop and now we have this one baby chick. 3 days ago I removed and discarded all bedding, nesting boxes etc. and went to town with dusting the coop, nesting boxes, roosts etc. with DE for the mites. I had all the chickens stay in my house with me for the past three days...! I treated the 3 adult hens today with ivermectin pour on today, and everyone has been drinking corid water. I put mama hen and baby back in the coop but now I'm a little nervous if this will be ok for the baby, because mom is going crazy kicking up all new bedding and inevitably making DE dust go everywhere I'm sure. I saw the baby kicking at her nose profusely and am hoping this isn't because of the DE but know it very well could be. What is everyone's thoughts on this and / or experience? I definitely don't want to compromise the babies health but I'm not sure what else to do... I'm nervous about the mites returning and going after her.