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What do you use to prevent fleas and lice in your coops ?

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Hi! Honestly, i dont use anything! Our girls have access to lots of good dry dirt for dust baths. If you dont have a flea issue in your area, i think for the most part the chickens take care of it themselves. But i do believe there are folks who use certain herbs and topical treatments for prevention. I also think spple cider vinegar in water is supposed to be helpful.

Fyi. We have a great area in their run that ended up having some really ashy dirt after we emptied our fire pit embers on to a lsrge weed to kill it. We did it before we built the coop, knowing the chickens would be in there. Once everything settled, it became very light and perfect for dust bathing. So if your dirt is sandy or rough, ash worked well for us!
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Thank you :jumpy

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of course! Also. I appreciate your stick roost! We did the same thing! We have so many trees, i put about 5 different sticks or branches in our brooder at various levels. It was so neat and SO FREE! Ha!
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Whitewash. The old-fashioned kind...

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1096237/whitewash-the-inside-of-your-coop-recipe-cheap-and-easy

 

Plus the wood ash is a GREAT thing for them, as well as the ACV in the water...doing both as well myself...


Edited by mobius - 4/16/16 at 7:11am

Overthinkers, UNITE!!

 

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Overthinkers, UNITE!!

 

First Chickens 2/23/16; 3 Gold Laced Wyandottes and 3 Partridge Rocks named Ophelia, Maybellene, Caldonia, Nadine, Evangeline and Alberta!

 

Outlaw Brooder Heating Lamps!! Use Mama Heating Pad (MHP)!!

 

Chicken Music: My playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1-Tb0ZMLqCI52B3Nbp6hKaMtcw5iN0EY

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Cool Thank you !   :thumbsup

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I put a small log too they like it

want them to get used to out side :)

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