WILL MOSQUITOS BOTHER MY CHICKENS?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chuckzoo, May 1, 2009.

  1. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my two girls in the shade for most of the day. One drawback is that there are a lot of mosquitos in that area in summer, will they bother the chickens and if so what should I do?
     
  2. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    I am also interested in this question...
     
  3. Nature Watcher

    Nature Watcher Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't think they will but I'm not quite sure.[​IMG]
     
  4. montcapu

    montcapu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will keep an eye on this thread we have had so much rain and standing water around here I know the mosquitos will be HORRIBLE this year
     
  5. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2007
    Florida
    They actually use chickens as sentinels to monitor for West Nile. The darker colored chickens get it first because they get bit the most. Chickens will eat some of the mosquitos though.
     
  6. Randy

    Randy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    AR
    Mosquitos can also give your birds fowl pox.
     
  7. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Great, greeeeeat with all this rain [​IMG]

    I couldn't afford those mosquito attractant gels for my bug light (like $17!!!) and even if I had one I'm not sure they really work.

    I put out a humming bird feeder yesterday though.

    Anything else I could do?
     
  8. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    How do you keep mosquitoes off chickens ?? DE??
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    good question! we are overrun here with them in the summer!
     
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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