Lice on chicks!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mirandalola, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. mirandalola

    mirandalola Out Of The Brooder

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    I got 13 baby chicks from a farmer, almost 2 weeks ago. I've lost 4 to coccidiosis, and now they have lice!

    Is that farmer selling sick chicks? Or is it normal for chicks to have so many problems right off the bat?

    Anyway, I rubbed them down with food-grade diatomaceous earth this morning, after cleaning out their brooder. Will that be enough or should I do more? Should I continue with the rub-down daily?

    (I know DE is a little controversial, but it's what I have on hand!)
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    For lice you need to go get some permethrin dust and dust them, 'cause DE will not work.

    -Kathy
     
  3. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 on DE being ineffective.

    MrsB
     

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