Naked neck chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickraiser2016, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. chickraiser2016

    chickraiser2016 New Egg

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    I have 2 naked neck chicks I am raising they r only 24 hours old I noticed they have some bugs on them what can I do for them BC it seems like the bugs r bugging them
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    If they have bugs it's likely lice or mites. They probably got them from your other chickens. You can dust them with Sevin dust to kill the adults, clean out the brooder and dust that too, and then repeat again in ten days. Might want to do any other chickens you have too because they probably have them and if you don't the chicks are just going to get the lice/mites again from them.
     
  3. chickraiser2016

    chickraiser2016 New Egg

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    They hatched from egg and then came to my place they were only around other chickens for 5 to 10 min
     
  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    If they were with other chickens for five or ten minutes that's enough time for lice/mites to crawl from one to another or for the chicks to have picked up ones that were in the bedding, etc.
     
  5. chickraiser2016

    chickraiser2016 New Egg

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    We're would I be able to get the Sevin dust and is there any thing else that could work
     
  6. kajira

    kajira Overrun With Chickens

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    Feed stores, and garden stores would have them. Walmart, lowes, etc all have sevin dust... however read the label carefully, as Sevin dust can be toxic to animals.

    Here's a list of mites- identification and specific treatments for the different kinds :

    https://www.bookstore.ksre.ksu.edu/pubs/MF2387.pdf
     
  7. mc79

    mc79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my naked neck chick. She looks like a little vulture!
     

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