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what is a good insect repellent for the coupe?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jdw2476, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. jdw2476

    jdw2476 Out Of The Brooder

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    i was wondering what a good insect repellant was not that im having any problems but i want to be prepared for next summer any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    I use Diatomaceous Earth (DE-food grade) in the shavings and on the dirt of the run. That keeps most of the buggies away. What usually gives me fits is flies. Last summer (on the advice of some BYCers) I hung vanilla scented car deodorizers on the run wire. Oddly enough it seemed to help. Weird, eh?
     
  3. jdw2476

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    very weird lol and thanks for the advice i will get some at my local feed store
     
  4. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Just make sure it is food grade DE and not the pool kind. The food grade won't hurt you or your chickens. The non-food grade can be bad for them. The food grade is somewhat harder to find.
     

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