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Blue dye in drinking pond.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SpikesHD, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. SpikesHD

    SpikesHD New Egg

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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.
     
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  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    If ducks can eat the stuff get ducks instead of poison.

    Not sure if they can eat that or not.
     
  3. SpikesHD

    SpikesHD New Egg

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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!!!
     
  4. SpikesHD

    SpikesHD New Egg

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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.
     
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  5. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

  6. SpikesHD

    SpikesHD New Egg

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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.
     
  7. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

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