frontline spray

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by kgreschak, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. kgreschak

    kgreschak New Egg

    Oct 21, 2015
    I am having my yard sprayed for ticks and the company uses frontline, however I would like to have the girls go out in the fields later to free range is it safe?
  2. Coffee 1st

    Coffee 1st Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2015
    im probably not going to be of any help answering your question but.. why wouldnt you let your girls eat the ticks??? lots of chickens love to eat them shouldnt take anytime at all for them to clean up your yard.. and some people put frontline on their chickens to help control mites,lice,fleas but i wouldnt think eating it from the grass would be good for them... Guess it depends on where you live and how many ticks you have....
  3. kgreschak

    kgreschak New Egg

    Oct 21, 2015
    We have so many, and with 3 dogs it keeps the population down, even when we spray we have them, but not infested..the deer live in our yards :( but this would be the first time we let the girls in this area and wanted to make sure it was safe..I have seen that some use frontline on their chickens.
  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place True BYC Addict

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    Frontline is not approved for use on any food animals, including chickens, where we eat their eggs or meat. I'd definitely not let them out in it! I doubt it's approved for farm fields, crops, or grazing animals, which includes poultry! No herbicides or insecticides (except permethrin in the coop) should be used, if you are eating eggs or meat from those birds. Have the pest control company show you IN WRITING where it's okay to use with livestock. I doubt that they can. You could call your ag extension agent, or your state poultry experts, to find out. Also FARAD. org is a good site. Mary
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Ditto Dat^^^

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