Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickNlvrTN, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. chickNlvrTN

    chickNlvrTN Hatching

    Mar 29, 2009
    At what age should I start dusting my chicks to prevent lice/ mites? And what dust do you recommend?

  2. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    Near San Fran Ca
    I don't think you need to dust them. They will dust themselves in a cat litter box with sand and DE (you get the food grade kind at the feed store) or they dust themselves on the ground mine started to dust them selves at 4 weeks. They looked like they were having spasms

    One even laid on its side, and closed its eyes, with its legs staight out. I thought it was dead.[​IMG]

    It stood up when i moved the box though it scared me.

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