oh those Mosquitos

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by summerb123, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    i have a bad problem with Mosquitos they are eating the chickens (and us) alive! is there anything that you can put on them that repell's them!
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Likely you have already searched the site but if not here's a past discussion on the same problem:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/180458/mosquito-problem-in-chicken-coop

    Make sure there is no standing water in or around the coop/run - consider having a commercial fogging of your yard done - but you would need to remove the flock during and for some time after it is being done.

    It would seem daytime they can eat as many as they can, but at roost would be their most vulnerable times - mosquito netting over the coop windows and closing the chicken door should help?

    There's an old Avon product called Skin So Soft that does repell mosquitoes, biting flies and deer flies - it is a bath oil and is safe even for human children - you should use it on yourself and maybe on the chickens - at least on their legs and feet?
     
  3. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    thank you!!
     

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