MAGGOTS in my nesting box

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by chantelhatt, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. chantelhatt

    chantelhatt In the Brooder

    Jun 24, 2014
    I checked on my broody Chinese Silkie and noticed she had a dead chick under her when I took it out it was full of MAGGOTS, what do I do?
  2. Lockdown199

    Lockdown199 In the Brooder

    Is there only one? I'd remove the dead one and the hen and other chicks if there are any will eat the maggots.
  3. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon
    If it were me I would pick up each surviving chick, checking them for any critters on them and move them to a dog crate that you should set up prior to starting the "move". Place each chick in there and double-check your hen...get them settled in to their new digs with water and feed nearby.

    Then it's time to clean out that broody/nesting area...thoroughly!! Use a vacuum if you have to, then scrub every nook and cranny. You can use white vinegar with a touch of Dawn detergent in it...clean it really good.

    So sorry about the loss of the chick...let us know how it goes!

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