Anyone Use Tea Tree Oil...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ElioraImmanuel, May 25, 2010.

  1. ElioraImmanuel

    ElioraImmanuel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in the coop? It's fab for bugs, parasites etc. I use a mix of dish soap, TTO, another essential oil (sweet orange, grapefruit, lavendar etc), a bit of borax (fab for mold, fungus etc) and hot water when I clean my house. It's easy, inexpensive and leaves everything disenfected and smelling great. So, today I cleaned the gross chick house I'm borrowing. It was given to a friend and they dropped it at my house....free delivery.[​IMG]

    The coop was so nasty I couldn't stand 5 feet from it. So, I took the hoe and scraped it out, used a grout brush and a broom. Then a mild bleach solution to wash followed by a TTO/Grapefruit wash. The coop actually smells Good! My 13 y/o DD said she couldn't believe she could see the floor and that it didn't stink...a high compliment.[​IMG]
     
  2. Dorte

    Dorte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What dilution do you use for the tea tree oil? It is a great anti fungal too.

    I thought the chickens would take care of the bugs...
     
  3. CluckCluck18

    CluckCluck18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much for this idea. I didn't want to use chemicals in the coop. I'm trying to have a green houshold and would like to keep the chicks and thier eggs organic so this is just great.[​IMG]
     
  4. sianara

    sianara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Please share your TTO recipe. [​IMG]
     
  5. BoerneChickens

    BoerneChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would also like to get the proportions for the mix so I can give it a try!

    I have been using fly predators and DE around the coop yard and it seems to have cut down on the flies quite a bit, but would like to be able to ue the mix you describe to scrub down roosts and the floor if the house.
     
  6. Glamorgan

    Glamorgan Out Of The Brooder

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    I use tea tree oil lotion on my bantam sumatra legs because she has some minor leg problems. I heard a lot of sumatras have different minor foot and legs problems. The tea tree oil lotion is also the best and fastest way to get rid of leg mites pronto![​IMG]
     
  7. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    It's great for toe nail fungus!
     
  8. downstownlady

    downstownlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fabulous Idea!!! Thank You!!!
     

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