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

    Mar 27, 2011
    Phoenix, Arizona
    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

    Apr 15, 2009
    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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