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post #11 of 19

Mine eat them, too.

one daughter (5yrs old) 1 Boxer (2yrs) 1 black lab (age not known) 1 Bloxer  1 RIR roo, 2 silkies,25 assorted four and five toed bug eating worm slurping hens, 1 satanic kitten named Keeza, 1 husband, and tons of imagination and dirty laundry.
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one daughter (5yrs old) 1 Boxer (2yrs) 1 black lab (age not known) 1 Bloxer  1 RIR roo, 2 silkies,25 assorted four and five toed bug eating worm slurping hens, 1 satanic kitten named Keeza, 1 husband, and tons of imagination and dirty laundry.
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post #12 of 19

When I need an insecticide around my chix I use Orange Guard which was recommended as being organic and safe around children and animals. The active ingredient is oil of orange and it appears to be effective when I have had to use it. I ordered it though the internet.  Leslie

post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by purpletree23 

Roaches carry a lot of horrible diseases that affect other animals and people.  Best to get rid of them.


I'm curious - what diseases?  I know that that they can foul food and some people are allergic/can have asthma attacks if exposed to their leavings & shed skins but that's about it.  Don't get me wrong - I hate cockroaches with a passion but I'm a stickler for facts.

post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by LesGan 

When I need an insecticide around my chix I use Orange Guard which was recommended as being organic and safe around children and animals. The active ingredient is oil of orange and it appears to be effective when I have had to use it. I ordered it though the internet.  Leslie


Thanks! I found a local source for Orange Guard. I sue Bengal in the house but didn't want to use it near my chickens.

I own a Rock Group; 2 Barred Rocks and 2 Buff Rocks (now sadly only 1 Buff Rock, my sweet Angelika died on Memorial day) .
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I own a Rock Group; 2 Barred Rocks and 2 Buff Rocks (now sadly only 1 Buff Rock, my sweet Angelika died on Memorial day) .
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post #15 of 19

Cockroaches can carry staph, strep, dysentery ( diarrhea) e. choli, typhoid and gastroenteritis (swelling of the digestive system).

If their feces are mixed with dust, gets airborne and it gets into a persons/chickens lungs that can also make a person very ill.

post #16 of 19

Back to my exterminator days.The pathogens named (staphylococcus,  Streptococcus, Escherichia coli, "typhoid" {Salmonella typhi}) are actually extremely rare in "dry" animal feed, they all quickly die when exposed to direct sun light. By far the best and safest way to kill roaches is to sprinkle "BORIC ACID" where the roaches walk. Boric Acid is very safe to use around animals.

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Today's mighty oak is yesterdays nut that held its ground.
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post #17 of 19
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Thanks for the tip on the Boric Acid.

I found this website;

http://www.lowchensaustralia.com/health/boricacid.htm

I own a Rock Group; 2 Barred Rocks and 2 Buff Rocks (now sadly only 1 Buff Rock, my sweet Angelika died on Memorial day) .
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I own a Rock Group; 2 Barred Rocks and 2 Buff Rocks (now sadly only 1 Buff Rock, my sweet Angelika died on Memorial day) .
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post #18 of 19

Keep the lid on and keep a light on in the coop at night.  The chickens will get used to it and roaches hate light.D

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Don't worry about the world ending today, it's already tomorrow in Australia-Charles Schultz
                 
Crazy about Mel Brooks "I Wanna Be a Producer!"
Handle every stressful situation like a dog, if you can't eat it or play with it pee on it and walk away.
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post #19 of 19

I support the boric acid approach. I also use catnip. There's a chemical in it that roaches hate. If you still have a problem after trying these tricks, you may want to call a pest control technician.  They'll know what to do.

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