zipcide dust

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hippiechicks, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. hippiechicks

    hippiechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    i do not konw what this is but the dumb people at the store
    put my chicks in a box used to ship it .It is all over the box. will this hurt them???
     
  2. Smallflockchickens

    Smallflockchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Zipcide dust is an antibiotic that helps livestock with fleas, mites, and flys. Since they have already encountered it, the damage is done. Now I would take them out, maybe carefully rinse them off (dry them too) and put them in a clean, safe place with clean food and water, and see from there. Hope they are okay, good luck!
     
  3. hippiechicks

    hippiechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    should i do that or just take them back to the store what would the effect be on them?
     
  4. Smallflockchickens

    Smallflockchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hm, I'm not sure. I might either ask them, or research it on the internet. Do you plan to breed these chicks, or just have them as backyard chickens?
     
  5. hippiechicks

    hippiechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much for your help ! I looked it up on the internet it seems to be some bad stuff so I took them back.I have had some chickens before and I wanted to get a few for eggs But not ones in abox of zipcide.
     

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