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mothballs-do they hurt chickens

post #1 of 8
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I am thinking about getting mothballs to help keep my girls and my roos safe.  But do they harm the flock?   Thanks in advance!

post #2 of 8

Yes They are toxic. Would need to keep away from your animals.

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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post #3 of 8

I use them all the time around my coops-they're supposed to help keep snakes away.   I've never had a problem with them.  My chickens don't mess with them at all.

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post #4 of 8

hippichick

So are you saying that as long as my chicken dont eat it, it will be ok to put it around the coop

post #5 of 8

I use them, and my chickens don't seem interested in them at all.  I don't know about them being toxic or not, but I've never seen one of my birds trying to eat moth balls.

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post #6 of 8

The vapors from moth balls can be toxic, so it would not be advisable to use inside a coop.  I would think even using them under a shed-type coop could be dangerous.  I wouldn't risk it.  Outside the coop might be okay if they were where your chickens couldn't peck at them or ingest them.

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post #7 of 8

I don't use them inside the coops.  I just put them along the outside of the coops, and along the fence line of my chicken yard.  I don't think I could stand the smell inside the coop.  Way too stinky..........

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post #8 of 8

so..around the chicken house, but not inside?

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