Old time wisdom or chicken killer?????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by leghorns_rule, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. leghorns_rule

    leghorns_rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has eny1 heard the rumor that if u line ur nest bocks with tabacoo it will keep mites + fleas out??? is ti true???
     
  2. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'ts true. dried tobacco makes an excellent nesting material..
     
  3. leghorns_rule

    leghorns_rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thought so i read it in a book but wanted 2 make shure
     
  4. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tobacco is a good natural pesticide, so as long as it don't hurt the chickies it should work!
     
  5. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That would be a good way to start a catastrophe!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even tobacco with all the additives that the companies put in it?????????????:eek:
     
  7. eggcetra_farms

    eggcetra_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think that you would use loose-leaf tobacco. Like the kind they sell in bags for pipe smoking.
     
  8. HobbyChickener

    HobbyChickener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will have to keep that in mind, we grow LOTS of tobacco in KY. I can get it fresh off the stock.
     
  9. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the stems are mostly used, real common with pigeon fanciers
     
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I thought tobacco leaves were highly irritating? Especially to the workers who have to pick them in the field? Or maybe low doses are ok then.
     

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