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Fleas and chickens?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by oneofseven, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. oneofseven

    oneofseven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am putting the coop and run where my dogs used to be, because of the fence and available space. The dogs had a flea infestation. Will the chickens eat the fleas or vice-versa? [​IMG]
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Dog fleas are host specific and should not bother your chickens. I have no idea whether the chickens will eat the fleas!
     
  3. oneofseven

    oneofseven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks.
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Lice are host specific; not fleas. Yes, the fleas will bother your chickens.
     
  5. oneofseven

    oneofseven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the best way to get rid of them without hurting the chickens?
     

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