Lice & 2 day baby chicks with mama hen.

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

  1. JacP

    JacP Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Overrun With Chickens

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