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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chicks rule, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. chicks rule

    chicks rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a new puppy who even though I bath regularly still picks up fleas, I am assuming he picks them up when I take him out to do his business
    Is there anything I can use outside for the fleas that wont harm the chickens. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. poppycat

    poppycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you're asking about the puppy I would use Advantage. It costs a little $$$ but it's worth it. And it just stays with the pup, no danger to your birds.
     
  3. K8tieCat

    K8tieCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dust your dog all over with Diatomacious earth. Dust your chickens with it too. Sprinkle it all over your yard and in your flowerbeds. You can use it indoors too if you have a bad problem; leave it down for a few days and then vacuum it up. Must be food grade DE.
     
  4. chicks rule

    chicks rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, but I have been unable to find that in my area, SW MO, Is Advantage the best, and he is only about 3#'s right now
     
  5. blossom hen

    blossom hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Advantage is what I use on my 3# six-mo. old chihuahua. Use DE everywhere else.
     
  6. chicks rule

    chicks rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I had tried the Hartz brand, but it doesn't seem to work. I need to do a search for the DE, where do you all get yours. I don't think anyone in my area has ever heard of it???
     
  7. Arklady

    Arklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. chicks rule

    chicks rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the link, Arklady, where are you located in AR? I have talked to you in chat before but don't remember where you are located.
     
  9. Arklady

    Arklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am located near Greenwood Arkansas.

    Arklady
     
  10. chicks rule

    chicks rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is about an hour and a half from me, kool. Thanks again for the link gonna go check it out now.
     

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