Chicken Fleas?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by shearwater, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. shearwater

    shearwater Out Of The Brooder

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    Went to collect the eggs the last few times and got what appeared to be fleas on me. Ive never noticed fleas on chickens before. Are they indeed fleas and how do you folks get rid of them? Thanks.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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  3. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Diatomaceous earth, food quality. Get a bag and dust those chickens, measure some into their feed to boot.
     
  4. shearwater

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    Thanks very much. Looks like DE is the way to go. Love this forum. Cheers.
     
  5. shearwater

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    Ok. I got a bag of DE but it doesn't have any instructions. It only says that it can cause eye irritation to livestock. Any suggestions? Thanks.
     

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