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Poultry and Livestock: Do I need to worry about mosquitoes getting to my chickens?

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Glenda_Michigan
Fowlerville, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 27, 2013
8:23 PM

Post #9536367

The mosquitoes are TERRIBLE here, in our part of Michigan. Hundreds, if not thousands are in my chicken coop with more outside. Do I need to worry about mosquitoes getting to my flock of chickens?
porkpal
Richmond, TX

May 27, 2013
8:26 PM

Post #9536372

Probably not, but if it worries you a poultry dust such as you would use for lice would protect them.
Light_for_Jesus

(Zone 6b)

May 28, 2013
7:50 AM

Post #9536804

Sounds miserable. Guessing it is from all the rain you've been getting. I have a friend in Flint that said it rained so much everyone's basements were flooded. Big problem.

You know they have those little electric mosquito zappers. I bought one for flies. It had good reviews, so I decided to try it. It wasn't too expensive. I think $25. As far as I can tell it is working pretty well, but this isn't "fly season" yet either. I hate flies, and have this apple tree that is infested with some kind of fly that always eats into the apples. What a mess. They aren't the common house fly, but look similar and are smaller. So, this year, I found this zapper and have it on the tree. Once in awhile I hear it zapping something. Makes a pretty blue light outside too. :)
Glenda_Michigan
Fowlerville, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 29, 2013
8:25 PM

Post #9538985

Whew! Thanks so much. I feel better... :)
Moodene
(Nadine) Devers, TX
(Zone 9b)

June 10, 2013
9:26 AM

Post #9553532

I have that problem as well and I use cedarwood oil n orange oil mix..I use a sprayer like those 2 gal round up sprayer.. 1/2 cup of oil to 2 gal of water..I use the light misting nozzle and spray the inside of my henhouse which is a dirt floor hoophouse..I spray early in the morning after they all go out to free range..also all around the house n ground..skeeters hate orange n cedarwood oil mix..kinda like a repellant..lol..
I spray my dog's area as well and her too..this stuff cannot hurt the dog's coat..I gently rub the stuff on her face so I don't get any in her eyes r ears..she is a great pryenees..
Light_for_Jesus

(Zone 6b)

June 22, 2013
2:52 PM

Post #9568885

Moodene can you tell us where you get your cedarwood and orange oil?

I bought cedarwood essential oil for myself not long ago, and put it on my legs at night for circulation. It seems to help. The large bottle was rather expensive. So I would be grateful to hear where you get yours.

I probably smell like a cedar tree sometimes, but I don't mind. It smells good. I would love to have some for my chickens and donkey.

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