Bug Spraying a yard with Chickens.........

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Abbiem00, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. Abbiem00

    Abbiem00 Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband sprays our back yard 2 maybe 3 times every summer to stop the bugs.

    What is the "better" chemical to use and "how" should we use it?

    I do want my Chickens to be able to use the yard too.

    Thanks,
    Abbie
     
  2. nordicacres

    nordicacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chickens will eat your bugs. Anything you spray in your yard is going to be unhealthy for the environment, you, and the chickens.
     
  3. Abbiem00

    Abbiem00 Out Of The Brooder

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    I appreciate what you are saying. But I doubt my 3 chickens will clean my whole backyard of all the bugs.

    I also know my husband won't be waiting on chickens to do so.

    That being said...what is the best way to deal with BUGS.

    Thank You
     
  4. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most people on here are not going to spray for bugs when they have chickens because the chickens can eat the sprayed bugs and get sick and/or die or eat the sprayed grass or get the chemicals on them and possibly have chemicals enter into the eggs. We tend to let the chickens eat what they can and live with the rest.
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I wouldn't spray for bugs since the chickens may eat them.
     
  6. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    x3!
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Ditto^^^

    Most folks who have chickens are looking for 'clean' food......and thus don't use yard and lawn chemicals at all.

    Most such chemicals have precautions for application when pets and children are around,
    BUT not sure those would apply to chickens as they can be more sensitive to chemicals than mammals.
     

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