Can chickens get fleas?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mamaKate, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2008
    SE MO
    Just wondering.
     
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Yes.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    so..what can you give them if they get fleas?...can u use frontline?
     
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    DE works for me. With the little chicks I use a very fine doggie flea comb.
     
  5. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * I give mine a bath. If it's a bad infestation they get ivermectin. . but, they didn't get fleas even when the dog was drowning in them this summer.
     
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
  7. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    Ok, I don't know about chicken help, I wonder if avon's skin so soft would work. Anyway back to hijacking, my sister lives in a highly infested flea area and they have had great results with this for her dog.
    http://www.1800petmeds.com/Comfortis-prod11039.html
     
  8. jhm47

    jhm47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do a google search for "fleas on birds". There is a wealth of information there.
     
  9. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    I use liquid Diazinon and spray it on, keeping the animals off of it until it dries (I do this in the Spring and end of Summer)...not a flea to be found. Works well for fleas, mites, millipedes etc etc.

    It is important that the animals not get it on their feet/paws to later lick. It will make them sick and could be fatal if they get enough of it. Once it has dried you are fine. I would not use it if you free range and the girls can eat the grass with it on it.
     
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  10. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you hang no-pest strips high in the coop away from the birds (not over food/water) you'll never have to worry about them-

    made by Vapona, Black Flag, Home Hardware

    pyrethin soaked wax rectangle in plastic hanger

    They last 3 months
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2008

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