Mosquitos and chickens

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by gachickeeper, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. gachickeeper

    gachickeeper Out Of The Brooder

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    Do mosquitos bite chickens? sorry for the newbie question. I know it seems the feathers should protect them but I know they sometimes bite through my clothing.They drive me crazy in the yard and I was just wondering about the chickens.
     
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  2. Nemo

    Nemo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, mosquitoes can bite chickens.

    In our coop though, it's usually the bugs that get bit. We get big laughs watching the birds chase after a mosquito.
     
  3. nhplantlady

    nhplantlady New Egg

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    Yes, I too have been wondering this. At night our coop sounds like a bee hive but it is mosquitos. Since the chickens are asleep I was concerned that they might be getting bitten alot. What is DE and how does that help?
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    DE won't work for mosquitos. Just use a premise spray like home defense and spray all the walls.
    I keep wondering why there are mosquitos in my bathroom every night, and I realize that I must be bringing them in on my clothes. Or the dog are
     
  5. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You may need to spray the pen with a hose to wash off the larvae and maybe to a smaller waterer(don't know what size your is). I just did this yesterday and today and I'm really hoping it works.
     
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I'm not sure if that will work cause mosquito eggs hatch in water, such as puddles, etc.
     
  7. Brick Chick

    Brick Chick New Egg

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    what about spraying the chickens with a little tea tree oil mixed in water? would that be safe? I have two little frizzle hens and they just have mosquitos swarming all around them at night!! i don't know why they don't eat the mosquitos!!! guess they don't taste good. I thought I would try the tea tree oil but just didn't know if that would be safe to spray on them. Anybody have any other ideas?
     
  8. Brick Chick

    Brick Chick New Egg

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    What is a premise spray? How do I know what I get will be safe for my chickens? I don't want to poisen them!!
     

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