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Fogging with Oxine

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shinyrust01, May 26, 2011.

  1. shinyrust01

    shinyrust01 Out Of The Brooder

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    My question is this, I have a fogger I bought a few years ago, I use it occasionally to fog for mosquitos, anyway my question is, will running a few tanks of water through it make it safe to use to fog my chickens with oxine? has anyone else used this technique? What would you do?
    Thanks!
     
  2. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

    I think I would run some bleach throught it first. Do it several times real strong.
     
  3. shinyrust01

    shinyrust01 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was thinking maybe of running bleach through it, think that's what I'll do, thanks!
     
  4. Anianna

    Anianna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oxine, from what I understand, works just as well at bleach and is safer to use than bleach, so why would you use bleach when you can use the oxine? Oxine is a disinfectant.
     
  5. dawg53

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    Quote:What were you using to fog mosquitos with? Malathion? Sevin? Some other chemical? If so, I would definitely flush it out quite a few times with water and cycle a round or two of oxine or bleach in it before fogging your chickens.
     
  6. shinyrust01

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    it's a black flag fogger and i used the stuff that came with it, not sure whats in it but it does work on mosquitos, yea, i figured i would need to flush it, the oxine is much more expensive than bleach, so maybe a few times with water & bleach, then oxine. thanks!
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Oh and [​IMG]
     
  8. dawg53

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    Quote:I changed my opinion about using it as a fogger after finding out what the active ingredient in black flag fogger is: 2% resmethrin. I recommend you DONT use it as a fogger on your chickens. I believe there still might a possibility of leftover residue in the fogger, even after flushing, no need to risk it. You can buy a plastic spray bottle at kmart or walmart in the garden section and adjust it to a fine mist spray, then spray the mist over their heads so that they breathe it in, it will achieve the same effect.
    Here's a link about resmethrin:
    http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/ResTech.pdf
     
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    I can't believe this, I just pulled up home depot to find out how much a new fogger would be, was telling my friend I didn't feel comfortable that I could get all the residue out of the fogger, you just confirmed what I had just decided, to buy a new fogger to only use on the chickens. Thanks for the info!
     
  10. dawg53

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    Quote:Phew! I was hoping you hadnt used it yet. Great news!
     

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