Im not sure where to post this. I have a lovely Brooodie that just hatched me out a few beautiful babies they are blue britchen marans & silver sussex babies 3 if each they are 2 days old.. I have 1 whom is slow to perk up & has been taking sometime to get going. Here is my issue.. Before the chicks hatched I cleaned my coop from top to bottom.. DE in every corner.. Ruffled my hen up with it... Never have I had a mite or a louse because I'm so diligent! I just saw a skin colourd bug on my chicks!! My babies!! I quickly flipped my hen around looking for signs of bugs on her but nothing.. Looked over my babies.. No bugs!! Now I'm freaking out! What if they have lice??!! Should I treat my hen with DE & hope it clears things up?? I can't use Sevin around babies do I ? What do I look for.. What can I possibly do with 2 day old chicks?? I don't want them getting sick because of a parasite! Advice please..?? **** I took more time looking at my hen.after posting this... She has bugs!!! How do I treat with babies?? I put DE deep into her feathers & as soon as she called the chicks to her they were treated... I changed all bedding & litter & but a thick coat of DE down... Please help what do I do?? Should I set up a brooder & take the hen & wash her with Dawn & saltwater? Blow dry her? Then bring her back to the babies?? What happens with the babies & the bugs that will be on them? I'm stressing out!! It makes my skin crawl!! Scratch,scratch..!!