Lice & 2 day baby chicks with mama hen.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by JacP, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. JacP

    JacP In the Brooder

    Jun 7, 2012
    I'm not really sure where to put this...
    I guess management will do! 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..??
  2. Johnn

    Johnn Crowing

    Sep 5, 2011

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