Lice? Baby chick treament?

Meenew

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Aug 22, 2020
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Hi,
We just got these faverolles chicks and i think they may have lice. I fear them cry out and then scratch themselves.

I'm just not sure what is a good treatment for baby chicks..

Here's a picture. They seem to be losing fuzz under their eyes... maybe from scratching?

Thank you

Julie
 

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Ruthster55

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Check with a magnifying glass to see if you see anything. Lice can infest broody hens and their chicks, but are rare in incubator chicks raised in a brooder.

If you do see lice, get some permethrin shampoo from the drugstore. Yes, the kind that is for human children.
 

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Hi,
We just got these faverolles chicks and i think they may have lice. I fear them cry out and then scratch themselves.

I'm just not sure what is a good treatment for baby chicks..

Here's a picture. They seem to be losing fuzz under their eyes... maybe from scratching?

Thank you

Julie
Do you see any bugs crawling on them?
What about their eyes - do you notice any watery bubbles, pus, swelling? Any symptoms coughing, sneezing, wheezing?

How warm is your brooder on the hot and cold ends?

IF you see lice/mites, bugs - go to TSC and get Permethrin dust or spray. For chicks, I would be more inclined to use the dust so you are not getting them damp - but it all depends on where your brooder location is. If indoors, then spray will be fine.
Treat all the chicks. I would use puppy pads for lining the brooder if you have bugs since it's easier cleanup than shavings.
 

Meenew

In the Brooder
Aug 22, 2020
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6
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Do you see any bugs crawling on them?
What about their eyes - do you notice any watery bubbles, pus, swelling? Any symptoms coughing, sneezing, wheezing?

How warm is your brooder on the hot and cold ends?

IF you see lice/mites, bugs - go to TSC and get Permethrin dust or spray. For chicks, I would be more inclined to use the dust so you are not getting them damp - but it all depends on where your brooder location is. If indoors, then spray will be fine.
Treat all the chicks. I would use puppy pads for lining the brooder if you have bugs since it's easier cleanup than shavings.

Thank you for the reply!

My daughter says she sees nits but i'm not good at seeing anything.
There' no pus going on near the eyes. No coughing, wheezing, and no sneezing unless they stir up the straw like crazy.
They are otherwise healthy little buggers... eating and drinking fine.

They are stationed in my walkin closet so i can treat with anything.

Thank you guys for your help!

Julie
 

Wyorp Rock

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Thank you for the reply!

My daughter says she sees nits but i'm not good at seeing anything.
There' no pus going on near the eyes. No coughing, wheezing, and no sneezing unless they stir up the straw like crazy.
They are otherwise healthy little buggers... eating and drinking fine.

They are stationed in my walkin closet so i can treat with anything.

Thank you guys for your help!

Julie
If she sees them, then I would go ahead and treat them.
 

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