Bugs are really bugging my poor chickens!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by vixchix, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. vixchix

    vixchix In the Brooder

    59
    0
    29
    Apr 5, 2008
    Illinois
    We've placed fly strips inside the coop and that seems to help quite a bit, but when the birds are out in the pen, they just seem bothered by little insects of some sort. Would it be safe to sprinkle the floor of the outside pen with 7 dust? Maybe after the birds are in for the night?
     
  2. vixchix

    vixchix In the Brooder

    59
    0
    29
    Apr 5, 2008
    Illinois
    Hello? Anyone out there have any information for me? I'd sure appreciate it!
     
  3. DE or 7 dust either one should work, just be careful of the dust. Marrie
     
  4. vixchix

    vixchix In the Brooder

    59
    0
    29
    Apr 5, 2008
    Illinois
    So, maybe wet the ground first? Make sure it's not too windy? And close the birds up before using the 7? I sure appreciate your help. I'd hate to inadvertently do something to cause my babies trouble.
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  6. vixchix

    vixchix In the Brooder

    59
    0
    29
    Apr 5, 2008
    Illinois
    Thanks for your help. I've treated the flock for mites and lice with "Poultry Protector". I think they're just fussing with plain old bugs--gnats, maybe fleas, ants, just your garden variety irritating bug. I'll try the 7 Dust this evening. Thanks for your knowledge!
     
  7. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Last edited: Jun 14, 2009

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: