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I'm SUCH a bad chicken momma!!!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Southern28Chick, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I'm ordering DE NOW!!!! My girls have mites and I don't even know what's wrong with my roo. His nostrals are full of crap!!! It might be dirt but IDK. I feel like a total crap head!!!
     
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  2. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    OK now I forgot the real word for DE so I can't find it on Google. What does DE stand for again? I'm such an idiot!
     
  3. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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  4. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Diatomaceous Earth, and don't feel bad, I keep my girls INSIDE at night, and I think they might have had mites, cleaned their box real well and found a few little tiny bugs underneath when I took it out.

    So they got liberally dusted last night, not that they liked it, and again next week, as well as cleaning and dusting pen, coop, nestbox, etc. Ugh!
     
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  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  6. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2007
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    Diatomaceous Earth. Just got done spreading it all through the coop and run...
     
  7. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Thanks y'all!!! I've been calling it DE for so long I forgot the "big" word that it stands for.
     
  8. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Ok I ordered 15 pounds!!! I HATE mites and lice! I feel really bad letting them infest my flock! What on earth did people do back in the day? Did they just let their flock suffer?
     
  9. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
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    Southern don't feel bad, hey I'm sure if I was a chicken then I would love to be one of yours.
     
  10. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Quote:That's so sweet. I feel that I've been a bad chicken momma because I've been so busy lately. I hope they can forgive me. People say that chickens don't give 2 cents about us but I can tell you they do come runnin when they see me comin...treats or not!
     

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