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Old 06-03-2010, 01:04 PM
 
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I think one of my 12 day old chics have lice or whatever it is chics get . I used a magnifing glass and it looks like a tiny bug but it doesn't move .

Can you treat 12 day old chics for lice ?
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Check with your local farm co-op store, if there is a good remedy they will have it. If you decide to bring the bird with you, keep it in your car, rather than bring it in, unless otherwise asked, for obvious reasons.

Local County Extension people might be able to help too.

Offhand a 12-day old bird is pretty young to be putting insecticide on. But I am not a bird expert!
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:49 AM
 
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Check with your local farm co-op store, if there is a good remedy they will have it. If you decide to bring the bird with you, keep it in your car, rather than bring it in, unless otherwise asked, for obvious reasons.

Local County Extension people might be able to help too.

Offhand a 12-day old bird is pretty young to be putting insecticide on. But I am not a bird expert!

I did check with the feed store, these people are no more informed than I am . They never even heard of Corid for ococci or whatever the word is .

I'm tired of learning things the hard way though , not real old but older and not what we use to be .

I try my best not to use pesticides at all so far none have touched this soil since 1951 except for seven dust around dog houses for the very bad tic problem we have this year . So far I see see planty of helpful insects .

We had a fungus or mold on some sqaush but pulled it up and sprayed milk all over the area, seems to be gone now ,all our veggys so far so good . Will keep check on amphids because of dreaded hated fire ants though .
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:53 AM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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for experts on raising chickens (and a general amusement) try the Backyard Chickens site.
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Old 06-05-2010, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Between Seattle and Portland
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for experts on raising chickens (and a general amusement) try the Backyard Chickens site.
I second this great resource for ANYTHING CHICKEN.

Try a search for "diatomaceous earth" on that site. FOOD-GRADE, NOT POOL-GRADE, is what you should buy, and dust the coop and run with it regularly, along with making a separate dust-bath area, too. The DE should control mites and fleas pretty well, without you having to resort to pesticides.
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Old 06-05-2010, 02:25 PM
 
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I second this great resource for ANYTHING CHICKEN.

Try a search for "diatomaceous earth" on that site. FOOD-GRADE, NOT POOL-GRADE, is what you should buy, and dust the coop and run with it regularly, along with making a separate dust-bath area, too. The DE should control mites and fleas pretty well, without you having to resort to pesticides.
Thanks yall for the info, I had chics last year but sold them, now I miss the freash eggs and have everything set up better .
A seperate dust bath area ? How do I know when they are wanting to take a dust bath ? This is getting more complicating . They will just have to dust bathe in the pens . They have two 8'X30' pen's to switch them around in . A nice brooder they will soon be coming out of and a coop in the making . We had no problems with our other chics .

I'm not sure this chiuc has bugs either, maybe she just likes to scratch . They are 18 days old today .
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:35 PM
 
Location: the hills of TN!
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Back when I had ostriches, I used diatomaceous earth. Got it from the feed store and sprinkled it right on the bird's backs and they spread it around when they groomed their feathers. It doesn't hurt them to eat it, either, and may actually help with some internal parasites. Also sprinkled it on the ground where the bigger birds liked to dust bathe. Generally, you can see where the birds like to dust bathe, they make a dusty area of their own. The DE won't harm the birds if they don't have mite or fleas, so it won't do any harm even if you don't need it.

ETA - they do want dust baths. All birds like to dust bathe. They just won't say so.
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