prevention of mites/lice

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bj taylor, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. bj taylor

    bj taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a 4 wk old chick scratching it's neck bloody today. brand new coop, bags of large flake, roosts have hay in them. never birds kept on this property before. temps warmer than normal. how do i do a "prevention". do i assume parasites based on this behavior?
     
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    awalters0815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    treat the bird with chicken dust or 7 dust. then sprinkle some diotamaceous earth in the coop. that should do the trick
     
  3. bj taylor

    bj taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do i treat all the chicks w/7 dust? i'm going in the a.m. to get whatever i need. i just checked on things & that one chick seems miserable w/itching. i don't know if it's the medicine or the original problem. if i create a dust bath for them do i mix d.e. in sand is that how it's done?
     

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