Lice! PLEASE HELP!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by neener92, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. neener92

    neener92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My babies in the outdoor brooder have lice! Some have just hatched today! Can I use lice dust on them or are they too young! PLEASE HELP! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  2. ChickenCop

    ChickenCop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lice or mites? you can spray with tick and flea spray under wings, back of heads, and around the vents(cover them)...Mites are the devil and will kill a bird QUICK! Best of luck! I wouldnt use sevin dust on chicks...thats just me.
     
  3. honeydoll

    honeydoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Little ones are alsways more sucseptible to being effected by pesticides. I have heard Adams Flea Spray works wonders. I would think anything is a risk to use at such a young age. But mites/lice are bad too. Others may now of a safe product. Clean out brooder thoroughly. Spray brooder with whatever you use on chicks and let air dry. Mites killed my neighbors full grown roo pretty quick. If noone knows of a safe product, I would treat mine and hope for the best. I would not dust, I think their lungs would be to sensitive to handle it being as they are so small. Hope someone can help you better,
     

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