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Newly hatched chicks got lice from mom?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LCARTER87, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. LCARTER87

    LCARTER87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just had 3 of our eggs hatch today, the mom we think has lice because I was just watching the babies under the heat lamp (we took them away from the mom since there are more eggs to hatch) and I just noticed a small lice crawling on one of the babies heads. Should we be concerned? They are still at their fragile period, and I know seven is probably too early for how young they are. Does anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Yes, you should be concerned. You need to treat them ASAP before they die! Get a flea shampoo appropriate to use on puppies/kittens and give those babies a bath. Hopefully it's not too late.
     

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