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Flea Products for show birds?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Momolina34, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. Momolina34

    Momolina34 In the Brooder

    Sep 30, 2014
    I read somewhere that it is a good idea to wash your chickens with a flea/ tick shampoo before e taking them to a show. i also read that it is a good idea to dust your chickens with flea powder after the show. Are either if these necessary? if so, iid there a special chicken flea powder or shampoo?[​IMG]
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    You don't need to use a flea/tick shampoo, usually. Water and some mild shampoo or dog shampoo work well. If you see a mite infestation, the flea and tick shampoo may be a good idea. I have never had to wash my birds with flea and tick shampoo.

    It is a good idea to dust birds for mites both before and after a show. Many people use Sevin dust. Alternatively, you can put a drop of Frontline spray on them, or spray with another commercial mite protector/killer like Poultry Protector.

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