Advantage Flea control for cats

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by BlackBart, May 15, 2010.

  1. BlackBart

    BlackBart Songster

    Mar 29, 2009
    I was reading that a woman uses Advantage Flea control for cats on her chickens to kill mites and internal parasites. She mentioned it costs her about $250 to treat her flock.
    Why she doesn't use poultry powder or DE or any other poultry de-wormer I have no idea.

    She still sells the eggs as organic [​IMG] She said the Vet told her it wouldn't harm the eggs. I wouldn't eat them. [​IMG]

    Has anybody heard of this practice before? any thoughts?
  2. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Songster

    Apr 11, 2008
    Corvallis, OR
    Advantage isn't absorbed systemically, it lives in the skin. So she's right, it would not be in the eggs. I don't know why she wouldn't get a treatment for a large dog and treat all the chickens with one dose, it would be A LOT cheaper.

    My girls got mites a few weeks ago and I treated them with Revolution (selamectin), I used one dog dose for 16 chickens (weighed each girl and calculated the right dose for her). I think its about $15 a dose. But that one is absorbed and I've not been selling the eggs for a month.

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