lice on 3 day old chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jasonbennett1, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. jasonbennett1

    jasonbennett1 In the Brooder

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    we bought six 3 day old japanese bantam chicks from a local guy's home. My wife noticed a louse on one of them today and there are a few places where they are missing down feathers. I have looked up treatment for poultry lice online, but none of the sites I've found mention treating chicks this young.
    Any advise?
     

  2. jnjross

    jnjross Songster

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    alittle DE dusting
     
  3. brooster

    brooster Songster

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    yes, DE or a little lice and mite dust which you can get at TSC, just a very slight dusting though
     
  4. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Songster

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    You can dust them with poultry dust you just have to use very little like dab your (gloved) finger in the powder and gently rub it all over the chicks fuzz. I had to do it once with some week old babies i purchased they survived just fine, actually looked like they were relieved and were certainly alot perkier
     
  5. jasonbennett1

    jasonbennett1 In the Brooder

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    Not to be a pain, but I'm new to this forum and chicken ownership and I don't know all of your abbreviations. Can you tell me what DE dust and TSC are?
     
  6. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    DE is diatomaceous earth and TSC is tractor supply company
     
  7. jnjross

    jnjross Songster

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2009

  8. jasonbennett1

    jasonbennett1 In the Brooder

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    Thank you. Not know DE I can forgive myself for, but not knowing tractor supply makes me feel stupid.
     
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    [​IMG] There is no stupid questions. When I first started investigating BYC, they was a lot of abbreviations I didn't know. It's a learning experience and great site with a lot of great info. I use Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE).
     

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