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Shoo Fly Don't Bother Me

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by kuntrygirl, May 4, 2009.

  1. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Are there any sheep or goat owners that dust their animals so that flies or gnats don't bother them? If so, what do u use?
     
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    I didnt dust but did use a 2week horse spray on my goats.. I cant remember the name as ut has been a while but it was a 2 week spray that came in a grey bottle.. I would spray the goats body well then take a rag, spray sopme on it and wipe there face and ears.. Worked really well
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Thank you so very much for responding. I appreciate that. I will do a search engine and try to locate this product. Thanks again for your help.
     
  4. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    I have gotten at my local feed store ... but if you have them in your area check TSC i am 99% sure thats where i have gotten mine before... I used it on my Mastiff to protect her ears from flystrike worked great..
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2009
  5. Dorothy1324

    Dorothy1324 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have not yet used any fly spray on the Goats but we do have 2 Muscovy Ducks that sleep in the other stall of the barn and they love to eat bugs and seem to keep the fly population down?
     
  6. Big Chicken Little

    Big Chicken Little Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you are going to use the spray often then I would use something natural that will not have any long term effects on their health. Most of the sprays for horses you could consider but read the label.
     
  7. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    This may seem odd but I spray my horses with Lysol! I put some Lysol in a spray bottle, mix a tad of water, and hose 'em down. I have spent lots of $ on sprays, made up my own home-made batches of natural things but Lysol is the best thing I have ever used. I got the tip from a horse trainer and I was really hesitant about it but the horses were so miserable that year I had to try and it worked. I did some research and tried to find out if it can be harmful but I haven't found anything or anyone say it is. I have come to find out that lots of people around here use that. Who knew....

    I am talking horses here too, not goats. I don't have goats but I would assume that what is safe to spray a horse is safe to spray a goat.
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2009
  8. hollyk

    hollyk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have used a several kinds- seven dust, some just simply labeled- livestock dust for flies,lice, etc. To be honest I really couldn't tell that they helped. I think I will try the lysol. I do have chickens this year, fly catchers (the kind that STINK, but work) and I have guineas about to hatch. I am in east Texas and we seem to be the perfect habitat for flies! So hopefully, the birds will be fat and happy and the goats will be too!
     

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