- Sep 22, 2008
we have baby chicks (about 8wks) that have tiny bugs on them that turn red after biting the chickens, so we were told to dust them with some special powder. The following day one of the chicks has gone quiet, keeping its head pulled down on its shoulders and not so active, still eating and feeding. I was worried I had poisoned it even though the tub of powder says non-toxic. The other chicks are fine is it just coincidence and is there anything else I can do or check for?