Fleas on Chickens

Discussion in 'General Chicken Discussion' started by Kokoschicks, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Kokoschicks

    Kokoschicks New Member

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    What is the best way to control the fleas on my chickens? I bought 4 red sex links and their beaks were snipped and I think this is the reason why they have fleas. Cuz they must have trouble picking them off themselves. Any sugestions?
     
  2. 7chicks

    7chicks New Member

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    A few people on here who really know their stuff, mentioned Frontline spray for puppies on a post about mites. It'll help with fleas, mites, etc. Safe for chickens too. The thread called mites will explain more in better detail. :)
     

  3. muranofarms

    muranofarms New Member

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    Are they actual fleas.....like a dog gets? Or lice, mites etc?
     
  4. cogburn

    cogburn New Member

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    I'm betting lice...
     
  5. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Frontline will work on any insect. I've used it on plats with bugs too. Fipronil is a chitan inhibitor. That's the exoskeleton on a insect. Frontline is very safe stuff and still works well - and now it's generic too!
     
  6. Kokoschicks

    Kokoschicks New Member

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    Lice sorry
     
  7. kiwicsi

    kiwicsi Junior Member

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    My vet has recommended a product called Ivomec - it controls worms and mites. But there is a week-long withholding period where you can't eat the eggs.

    Does anyone know if there's a withholding period using Frontline?
     
  8. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    No withholding on Frontline. Promise.
     
  9. Sundancers

    Sundancers New Member

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    As with any pesticides (poison), I use a withholding period... 7 -10 days. (But that is just me. ;))

    A lot of folks have no problems with them, while others do. I say do a search on them ... then do a pro and con list. (research is my friend.lol)

    Fipronil the main active ingredient of frontline (or it was the last time I checked) and here is what wiki has to say about it. ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fipronil

    Again this is just the way I see it ... Just food for thought. ;)