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Do baby chicks carry lice?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Acre of Blessings, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    I was told this morning that baby chicks can carry lice. Is this true? And if so what can be done about it. I was told about a type of tablet that you put in the water.
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Only if they have been in contact with adults or the outdoors. Chicks that have been hatched in an incubator and live indoors should not have lice.

    Jody
     

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