What do you use to prevent fleas and lice in your coops ?

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  1. henlady777

    henlady777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. thebulg

    thebulg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! Honestly, i dont use anything! Our girls have access to lots of good dry dirt for dust baths. If you dont have a flea issue in your area, i think for the most part the chickens take care of it themselves. But i do believe there are folks who use certain herbs and topical treatments for prevention. I also think spple cider vinegar in water is supposed to be helpful.

    Fyi. We have a great area in their run that ended up having some really ashy dirt after we emptied our fire pit embers on to a lsrge weed to kill it. We did it before we built the coop, knowing the chickens would be in there. Once everything settled, it became very light and perfect for dust bathing. So if your dirt is sandy or rough, ash worked well for us!
     
  3. henlady777

    henlady777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. thebulg

    thebulg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    of course! Also. I appreciate your stick roost! We did the same thing! We have so many trees, i put about 5 different sticks or branches in our brooder at various levels. It was so neat and SO FREE! Ha!
     
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    mobius Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. henlady777

    henlady777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool Thank you ! [​IMG]
     
  7. henlady777

    henlady777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put a small log too they like it
    want them to get used to out side :)
     

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