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post #11 of 17

Old post I kno but I put mothballs around my coop, chickens werent interested cause theyre too big. Problem in a few months they

 

get wet etc and get SMALLER....yea my turkey hen ate one and is dead and now another may follow her.....I kno this bcause we all

 

watch our girls poop and I gathered a fresh one from my newest sick girl n guess what????    MEGA MOTHBALL SMELL !!!!!   YEP

 

DO NOT PUT THEM AROUND ANY ANIMALS ......NO CURE FOR BIRDS !!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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post #12 of 17

But only if they eat them right?

post #13 of 17

I believe it is illegal to use mothballs in this way, as the poison can leach into the ground and water table. http://npic.orst.edu/ingred/ptype/mothball/regulation.html

chickens and horses and dogs... OH MY! ...and 3 inside cats, too. =^_^=
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chickens and horses and dogs... OH MY! ...and 3 inside cats, too. =^_^=
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post #14 of 17

  Yea but they will eat it and Im feeling that this poison isnt something we should have around delicate birds anyhow .Leaching into the

 

ground?!?! I didnt even THINK about that!!  I will never buy them again I am so upset at having poisoned my own turkey children. The

 

second hen survived...I gave her a lot of white bread and yogurt in her water...She and her sister  are hatching babies as I type but all this is

 

my fault for being ignorant.

post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by gottaluvchickens View Post
 

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

 

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Before I would employ any substance like Moth Balls to supposedly safeguard my flock, it would be good to search for any scientific evidence that Moth Balls worked as advertised.  Someone saying that it works is not the same thing as it working.  let the buyer be wary. That's all I have to say at this time.

Keep your chickens safe from predators, buy and wear fur. 
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post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by gottaluvchickens View Post

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

Naphthalene is very toxic. If one of your chickens eats a mothball, it's pretty over for that chicken.

"Experince is the teacher of all things." Julius Ceaser

"The only real valuable thing is intuition." Albert Einstein

"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest" Mark Twain

 

My Coop Project

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/656727/coop-project-maken-the-plunge-getting-chickens

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"Experince is the teacher of all things." Julius Ceaser

"The only real valuable thing is intuition." Albert Einstein

"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest" Mark Twain

 

My Coop Project

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/656727/coop-project-maken-the-plunge-getting-chickens

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post #17 of 17

Yea dont do it !!! The poison is very deadly ...I lost a valuable full grown turkey hen to a mothball that melted down to the size of a pea !!! The mothballs were in the barn away from the birds at first but migrated over time around the area I guess. The NEVER fixed any insect problems...flies,ants, roaches. Sevin works the best for bad bug problems around birds or natural NOT synthetic pyretherines-  Permetherine is very dangerous for a lot of animals. Dont use it. Also the diatomacious earth everyone talks about is a respiratory danger for birds... Im having luck with more ventilation to keep stuff dry ...research ,research , research...We r all still learning and Im so glad we can help others not lose precious "babies" 

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