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Treating baby chicks for worms/lice/ticks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by newchickens2009, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A friend of mine brought me some wild native chicks that he caught today. They look like they were just born, all fluff as no feathering as started yet. I am almost sure that they have some kind of "bugs" as he caught them very close to a land fill, aka garbage dump. What I would like to know is what is the earliest that I can deworm them and/or dust with Damascus dust or seven dust? (I have some Welsummer chicks now that are just over 2 weeks and may deworm them the same time.)
    Any advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated!
    Thank you!
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I would not worm young chicks. They should not get a heavy load of worms for months. You should be able to see lice or mites, and if they are there, I would carefully and lightly dust with Sevin. If you don't see them, maybe a sprinkle of DE in a dust bath would do.

    http://ucanr.org/freepubs/docs/8162.pdf
     
  3. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps


    I agree. Young chicks shouldn't need worming. I've never had anything good to say about DE, but Sevin is safe for young chicks, IF you find bugs......Pop
     

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