Pyrethrum ok with chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Godiva, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Godiva

    Godiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if chickens are ok with pyrethrum. I have a product that works great for insects and pests on other animals but I know that chickens can be sensitive to some stuff that might seem fine. It is a 1% -2% pyrethrum mix in Diatomaceous Earth powder. Have any of you used this on your birds? I am wanting to dust my birds for mites and lice and also their coop. I have plain DE but the stuff with Pyrethrum works really fast and nothing gets away from that....
     
  2. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's safe to use. To keep the chickens from breathing in dust (and you) try to dust them outside.
     
  3. skyedobb

    skyedobb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think MissPrissy posted about dusting with a poof ball made from the foot of panty hose. I've tried it, works great. Also putting the dust in a bag, putting chicken in bag w/neck sticking and shaking around out to limit dust flying around also works well, too.
     

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