Silkie chicks covered in lice! Help!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by OneBrokenWing, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. OneBrokenWing

    OneBrokenWing Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2013
    I just bought some Silkie chicks and discovered they are covered in lice! They are only 5 to 7 days old. What can I use to get rid of the lice that won't harm them? They are so little I am afraid to use anything until I can get some feedback or advice. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    My Coop
    Just take a little bit of Sevin dust and powder them very well with it. It'll kill the lice, and it's actually made to be used on gardens so it won't hurt them if they end ingesting a little bit of it. You'll want to clean out their brooder and powder it down too and then repeat again in ten days to kill anything that may have hatched since the first dusting.
  3. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2010
    North Florida
    Yes I have used it on silkies that young.

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