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Blue dye in drinking pond.

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Hi,
New member here. I have 18 hens (one rooster until Saturday, he's 'chilling' in the fridge. Mean old buzzard).
I have a 80' pond by the house that the hens drink from when they free range. The pond has been overcome with 'creeping primrose' each year to the point where I want to use Roundup. I would like to use the blue dye in the pond, but I have no clue if it will affect the girls or the eggs.
Anyone have any experience or input?
Thank you so much!
Carl and Sandy Masters.
Edited by SpikesHD - 3/26/12 at 6:35pm
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If ducks can eat the stuff get ducks instead of poison.

 

Not sure if they can eat that or not.

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My Indian Runner and Mallards are not interested in the stuff at all. If there was some fish or other critter that would eat it I would be all for it!!!
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My Indian Runner and Mallards are not interested in the stuff at all. If there was some fish or other critter that would eat it I would be all for it!!!

EDIT:
Sorry for the repost, I was on the iPhone app and it was acting goofy.
Edited by SpikesHD - 3/26/12 at 6:20pm
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6. Blue-eyed Darner 
Rionaeschna (AKA Aeshna) multicolor
mates & breed by ovipositing eggs into stems of Creeping Primrose; eats flying insects 

 

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Awesome find, FireTigeris!

 I think it would be neat to have a species thrive on my pond, but would really like to rid the pond of the problem altogether.

 

 I'l keep looking for a solution unless someone here has a cure.

 

post #7 of 7

Well I googled Creeping Primrose  and eat

 

http://www.ehow.com/info_10012466_pond-weed-control-creeping-water-primrose.html

 

THat's all I found with that.

 

Then: Creeping primrose control natural - 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch33bQ-KtIU

 

(4:51) - poisoning again.

 

 

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