iron phosphate slug repellent--dangerous?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by l'abeille, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. l'abeille

    l'abeille Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The label on my slug repellent (Sluggo) says safe to use around pets. Will chickens eat the iron phosphate pellets? will it hurt them?
     
  2. 95yj

    95yj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickens eat anything that fit in their mouths, up to and including toxic stuff, so yeah they most likely will eat it. however according to google and wikipedia iron III phosphate is one of few mulluscicides approved in the use of organic farming and proven to be non-toxic around pets and livestock. I'v never even heard of the stuff, and i just stole all that off of another website, so i really cannot have an opinion. a non chemical solution i'v heard works, tin cans full of beer, apparently the slugs are attracted to the beer, get drunk and drown.
     
  3. Tweeza

    Tweeza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I can just see my hens staggering back to the coop to lay their eggs! [​IMG]
     

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