Mites in baby chicks

lbchickens9

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Hi everyone. I have 3 Serama chicks that just hatched last night and they have northern red mites. I have sprayed the hen with Poultry Protector but it says not to us on chicks less than 10 days old. What can I do???? I brought them inside to a brooder because two other chicks that hatched yesterday were dead this morning due to the hen not keeping them warm enough during the night. I put white paper towels on the bottom of the brooder and can see the mites on the paper when the chicks move. I am killing the mites I see with my finger nail (this is so gross) but don't know what is safe to use on such tiny chicks. HELP! Any advice is so appreciated. Thanks.
 

debid

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That's probably because it's a liquid and you don't want to chill them but IDK... I have some poultry dust (active ingredient is Permethrin) that worked well and is supposed to be low toxicity. I'd think the mites are a bigger danger than that but I wouldn't get a chick wet all over if I could possibly avoid it.
 

debid

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Oh, and you should treat the coop because unless the mites were infesting the brooder, the nesting area is full of them.
 

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