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Help!!! Chicks hatching under broody with MITES!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cochinfan05, May 19, 2016.

  1. cochinfan05

    cochinfan05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just went out to check on my broody's chicks that are hatching as I speak.....there's bugs crawling on them. Can I use poultry powder on them. Please help!
     
  2. owedixo

    owedixo Out Of The Brooder

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    Can't you just wipe the bugs off? do you have a inside brooder just in case for this? What are the eggs resting on? (Which I mean like, ceded cops, newspaper, nesting twig things)
     
  3. cochinfan05

    cochinfan05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's still a couple eggs to hatch...but I snatched the chicks and brought them in. The broody was actually on a towel that was on shavings. In the brooder they're on a puppy pad. I placed a tiny amount of poultry powder on them and I can see the dead bugs on the pad. I really wanted the broody to raise these guys though.
     
  4. owedixo

    owedixo Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, but at least you'll have some more chicks soon!! [​IMG][​IMG]
     

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