HELP! fleas! FAST!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickenman7, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. chickenman7

    chickenman7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HELP! Yesterday I was cleaning of my chiken shelf and fleas are everywhere is there something I can mix and spray on my chickens?[​IMG]
     
  2. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    i use 7 dust for my yard but i dont know if you can use it for chickens
     
  3. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Do you have any DE around? That is supposed to work on fleas.
     
  4. chickenman7

    chickenman7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is DE
     
  5. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    Diatomatious Earth. Be sure to get FOOD quality DE as it is safe for chickens and you.

    You are sure it is fleas and not mites?
     
  6. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    Yep DE will work and also you can use Apple Cider Vinegar too if you cant get any DE for a while. It sounds like mites or lice to me as they can jump to and in a way look similar. I use DE and ACV also just to make sure. I use the SCV full strength and it really szps them. When you do this remember to reapply around in a few days for the hatches.
     
  7. chickenman7

    chickenman7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I put DE and vinegar ON my chickens?
     
  8. RoyalHillsLLC

    RoyalHillsLLC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a light dose of permethrin spray will kill them. be careful around young birds though not to put too much. sevin dust can be toxic to most animals. I don't recommend it.
     
  9. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Quote:You can put food grade DE ON your chickens. You add the Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother into their waterer (plastic waterers only).

    Dawn
     

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