Should i be worried about mosquitoes?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by PunkinPeep, May 10, 2009.

  1. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We live near a creek, and the creek is normally bone dry. But we've gotten so much rain this spring that there's a lot of water, pretty much standing in the creek (i know that doesn't sound right, but it's true).....and thus we have an alarming mosquito population right now.

    Should i be concerned about my chickens?

    If yes, is there something natural i can do to protect them?

    I appreciate any advice you can share. Thank you!
     
  2. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd like to know the answer to this question too..I have noticed alot of Mosquitoes around my runs.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    They can get Fowl Pox from them.
     
  4. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Any good ideas for prevention?
     
  5. horselover58

    horselover58 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey Theresa where are you at in Eastern KY? I'm near Paintsville.
     
  6. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know I put moth balls out around my coop and they have decreased big time.
     
  7. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am in Frenchburg
     
  8. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh cool! Are those dangerous to the chickens? I don't actually know what moth balls are made of. I just know they stink.
     
  9. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yes mothballs are very toxic...I make little boxs for the mothballs where nothing can eat them.
     
  10. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What do you make the boxes out of? Do you have a picture? I'm imagining some sort of screen or something?
     

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