BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Social › New Member Introductions › Flea season
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Flea season

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

It's the time of year were the squirrels have fleas and dogs get them and i noticed one of my chickens have little bugs is there any thing i can do to prevent that. I know dogs and cats have collars for that but do chickens do also.

post #2 of 5
Hello!

Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. I use wood ash in their dust bathing area. You can also use Sevins Dust the same way. Good luck with your girls.
Edited by NickyKnack - 4/3/16 at 12:44pm
Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
Reply
Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
Reply
post #3 of 5
Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello! :frow

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
Reply
Nairobi, Kenya
Reply
post #4 of 5

:welcome

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply
post #5 of 5
In the past, I have used diatomaceous earth and put it in their dust bath, but have also used sevin dust when I had mites. For severe cases, I have also heard of people doing the using sevin dust in a garbage bag. They put the chicken in the bag with its head sticking out the top, of course. Then, shake the bag, thereby dusting the chicken's body with the dust. If you use either sevin or diatomaceous earth, make sure you wear a mask as it can be dangerous to breathe in.
I recently read on this site that people use wood ash, which would be much safer and less expensive. I'm going to try it this year instead of going the pesticide route! Good luck!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: New Member Introductions
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Social › New Member Introductions › Flea season