Flea Powder?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WriterofWords, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I friend of mine just called and asked me if she can use flea powder on her chickens. She said she found a small bug that looked like a flea on her hen and that the hen has lost some feathers on her head where she found the bug. I told her I had no idea but that I would ask the pros.
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I've heard of using Adams dog/cat flea shampoo..not sure about the powder..sorry. I'd imagine its close though...
     
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Thank you! I was just reading my flea powder and it said not to use on humans but nothing about birds, so I'm going to assume it would be ok.
     
  4. My Little Sister's Farm

    My Little Sister's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would get a poultry powder or get some play sand and DE for them to coat themselves in. I have never had a flea problem but feeding your chickens garlic is a great holistic way to eliminate blood sucking buggies. (Never tried it myself but I eat a lot of garlic and never get bit my mosquitos so...)
     
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Wish I was so lucky!! I love garlic and the mosquitos love me!!
     

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