Can I wear chemical insect repellant?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Lisa Wood, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. Lisa Wood

    Lisa Wood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there. I must taste good because Ican be in a crowd of people outside, and I will be the only one with bites all over. If I wear store bought insect repellant around chicks will it affect their lungs?
    I suspect so, since you cant wear anything around parrots.

    Lisa
     
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  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    i think you're right that it would hurt their lungs
     
  3. Lisa Wood

    Lisa Wood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sprayed vinegar on me last night. Did not get one bite! But I did crave hard crabs while doing chicken chores :)
     
  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    Be safe! I wear deet type spray as needed, and it's dry by the time I get to the coop. No problem. I wouldn't spray it out there, but on myself, sure, before heading outside. if the bugs love you, that's not a good thing. Mary
     

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