Poultry protector

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chick - n - Rachel, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Chick - n - Rachel

    Chick - n - Rachel Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there fellow chicken lovers!
    I'm a newbie, I have five assorted chicks that are doing wonderfully! [​IMG]
    I'd like to ask if any of you have used a product called Poultry Protector, its a natural enzyme product that comes in a concentrate, you dilute it and spray it on your birds and bedding, it prevents lice and mites etc infecting your birds and their coop. If any of you have, or do use it, how has it worked for you? I got it for my birds and will start to use it when they go in there coop. I'm not a fanatical organic user but want to go natural if I can, and I'd like to prevent rather than cure any pest problems.
    Thanks in advance! [​IMG]
     
  2. Wendyba29

    Wendyba29 Out Of The Brooder

    I've never heard of it, but it sounds interesting! ,Where did you get it?? I'd like to try it. [​IMG]
     
  3. Chick - n - Rachel

    Chick - n - Rachel Out Of The Brooder

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    Sure, this is what I know about it. I saw it advertised in the Oct/Nov issue of the backyard poultry magazine, pg 28, which led me several places to get it. www.firststatevet.com have it for the cheepest, with shipping I got enough consentrate for eight gallons, and as you spray it from a bottle it should last a good long time, and it cost me $31, and it got to me in three days!! The products web page is at www.Carefreeenzymes.com to learn more about it. [​IMG]
     
  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Does the container say what's in it?
     
  5. Chick - n - Rachel

    Chick - n - Rachel Out Of The Brooder

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    This is what the bottle says:
    Active ingredients: Potassium Sorbate .01% by weight.
    Inert Ingerdients: Water, Yeast, Citric Acid 99.09%
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  6. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Here's some info re Potasssium Sorbate. If this info leads you to think it will prevent lice & mite infestations then by all means order some.

    There was a link there-really there was.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potassium_sorbate
     
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  7. Chick - n - Rachel

    Chick - n - Rachel Out Of The Brooder

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    How do I get to see the info you sudgested reading? Is there a link or web address?Thanks [​IMG]
     
  8. I just use DE. Sorbate, isn't that what they put in ice cream ? jk
     
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  9. Chick - n - Rachel

    Chick - n - Rachel Out Of The Brooder

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    I think your thinking of Sorbet, a type of ice cream..... hey maybe that would make the eggs taste even better!!!!! he he he !! [​IMG]
     
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  10. tn chick

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    I have a few friends that use this product and swear by it,as for me i cant find going to look at coo-op this weekend when i go in there
     

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