Advantage Flea control for cats

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

  1. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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