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rowbow

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« on: March 05, 2018, 09:50 »
Can you use a greenhouse fumigator in the hen house, chickens out, vents closed, cleaned, then light the fumigator leave as long as possible, then ventilate, it should kill all known mites and bugs?  8)
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2018, 12:56 »
If it contains permethrin then maybe, probably. I've used permethrin around my chickens and it's worked. Someone might be along soon to say you ought not to use it if it's unlicensed for chickens.

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2018, 13:20 »
Someone might be along soon to say you ought not to use it if it's unlicensed for chickens.

I've never tried it, so I don't know and upert is right - the forum can't condone or promote the use of unlicensed products.  I have used Poultry Shield and that is good stuff, designed for purpose and legal  ;)

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Re: Mites
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2018, 19:54 »
search for Hillfooters slurry. Used once never looked back.

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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2018, 06:34 »
I've never used it however:

Even though it is unlicensed for chickens if you follow the instructions for humans and pets would it not be ok?

I.E. thrown the bomb in your greenhouse (or coop) and do not enter for xx amount of time. Does it say anything about how long you should avoid touching any surfaces or if you can use it when veg that is going to be eaten is actively growing?

Also if you are inquisitive or a bit OCD like me have a look what it says it will kill and how it will kill them i.e. how does it work and then have a Google to see if the physical structure and properties of a chicken might are the same as otherwise it mite be a waste of time anyway.

« Last Edit: May 03, 2018, 06:41 by Mr R Design »

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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2018, 20:14 »
I would not used unlicensed products, chickens were culled and eggs destroyed last year when a product was used in Europe last year.
Eggs should only be consumed by yourself if you do use "other" products.



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