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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Lilywater101, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Lilywater101

    Lilywater101 In the Brooder

    Jan 7, 2009
    I am worried that with summer coming, mosqitoes and ticks and gnats and all those pests are going to irritate my hens. Can anyone tell me what a safe- natural solution I can use to put an end to these pests??? Any advice or solutions would greatly be appreciated![​IMG]

  2. swampwander

    swampwander Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    Mims, Fl
    We live by a huge marsh system in Florida and get both severely whenever the temps are above 65 at night. Screen the windows on the coop. That will take care of the mosquitoes. They will dust during the day if they're bad there then.
  3. Pinky

    Pinky Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    We have a pond that my chickens hang out around(They want to be ducks [​IMG] ). Mosquitoes were getting pretty bad until I introduce some mosquito fish in the pond.They really worked.I started out with just a few and they multiplied soo fast.No mosquito problem since.

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