lice and baby chicks!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by sunket77, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. sunket77

    sunket77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a broody that I realized has lice (the straw colored kind) Well, I have decided to put her back in the coop now that the babies are here and treat her with the rest of the flock. But how do I treat the chicks? they are so tiny! I don't even know how lice could live on them, I think they are the feather kind.
     
  2. jhm47

    jhm47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Treat the hen and leave her with the chicks. The lice travel from bird to bird and they will get controlled when they move to the just-treated hen.
     
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I would dust the chicks with DE.
     

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