Treating for Fleas and Ticks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by OnTheWing, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. OnTheWing

    OnTheWing Out Of The Brooder

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    Help - we are having a flea/tick problem at our place here in the country. I have 10 hens that free-range during the day and are cooped at night. We have two dogs and they have been on flea/tick protection from the vet that is just NOT doing much good. They are both taking an internal flea/tick/wormer. One of them is also receiving the medicine that you put on their shoulders. We REALLY need to treat our acre fenced yard where the chickens and dogs usually stay. What can we use on the yard, if anything, that I don't have to worry about the chickens ingesting? I imagine I will have to treat them, too, maybe with Sevin or something as well as the coop. If I CAN treat the yard, how long before I can let the chickens out to graze again? Any ideas out there?
     
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  2. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not sure but you need to find out, ask at your feed store or a farmer with much experience. Watch out alot of that stuff is very dangerous to animals and humans. It took three months to rid our dogs of fleas, it was the first time in 20 years we had fleas. The vet said the fleas are getting resistant to the medication since everyone is using them all the time. I am not sure if chickens will get dog fleas.
     
  3. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Try Permethryn... it is great for chickens, their coop and it is used on dogs also... read the instructions as you may find that different strengths are used ....for all.

    Suzie
     
  4. OnTheWing

    OnTheWing Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you Tammye - I will do that! I'm just scared to treat the yard and the area where the chickens are free-ranging... but I will ask the vet - good advice! Vickie
     
  5. OnTheWing

    OnTheWing Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you Suzie - I think I saw some of that stuff at the feed store, but was afraid to try anything I talked to BYC. I will ask the vet, too! Appreciate your reply! Vickie
     

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