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Can I wear chemical insect repellant?

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Thread Starter 
Hi there. I must taste good because Ican be in a crowd of people outside, and I will be the only one with bites all over. If I wear store bought insect repellant around chicks will it affect their lungs?
I suspect so, since you cant wear anything around parrots.

Lisa
post #2 of 4

i think you're right that it would hurt their lungs

2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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I sprayed vinegar on me last night. Did not get one bite! But I did crave hard crabs while doing chicken chores smile.png
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Be safe!  I wear deet type spray as needed, and it's dry by the time I get to the coop.  No problem.  I wouldn't spray it out there, but on myself, sure, before heading outside.    if the bugs love you, that's not a good thing.  Mary

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