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 Post subject: Re: Poultry Fleas
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:04 pm 
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We use Maldison 50 awesome stuff

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 Post subject: Re: Poultry Fleas
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:29 pm 
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I used Maldison 50 and it made 3 chooks sick and 2 died. My rooster lost half his body weight and the surviving chook lost weight and her feathers looked awful. I sprayed the walls and roosts and the smell was horrifying and hung around for a couple of weeks. I put garlic in their water and the leaves and stems of garlic in their nest boxes.
The rooster has totally recovered as well as the rest of the chooks. I was really upset that it reacted like that.
The fleas, I found out were from the Possums. I googled them and they were exactly the same, long, thin and dark coloured. Not lice or stick fast.
I will never use it again.

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 Post subject: Re: Poultry Fleas
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:19 pm 
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Thanks for sharing your experience of Maldison with us Duckie.
Such testimony is more than enough to prevent me from ever considering using it.


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 Post subject: Re: Poultry Fleas
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:55 pm 
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Maldison is 100% safe in the right hands and its the best treatment available when used correctly.

Its been around a very long time and used by the pro breeders like myself for decades

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 Post subject: Re: Poultry Fleas
PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:46 am 
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Bill wrote:
Maldison is 100% safe in the right hands and its the best treatment available when used correctly.

Its been around a very long time and used by the pro breeders like myself for decades

With you billy on this one its super good

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 Post subject: Re: Poultry Fleas
PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:42 am 
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All I can say is I used it in accordance to directions.
I am not saying to anyone to never use it, but I won't again.
I won't take the chance of making my birds sick again.
I am going to use DE and garlic in future.

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 Post subject: Re: Poultry Fleas
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How much garlic do you use please duckie?

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 Post subject: Re: Poultry Fleas
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I get as much of the off cuts as I can. (stems and leaves.) I put these in the boxes and leave them there. You can add fresh ones every now and then until you change their bedding then put more in. I cut up a couple of cloves say into three or four bits, and put them in too. If you mince a clove or two you can sprinkle them into their food. They will eat garlic. I do this once or twice a week.

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 Post subject: Re: Poultry Fleas
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By the way do you feed them their egg shells? I keep all egg shells and cook them in the microwave for a couple of minutes. Then I grind them up until fairly fine. Put them into a container. When I feed them at night I sprinkle some into the food hanger and they get their calcium that way. I don't buy shell grit.

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 Post subject: Re: Poultry Fleas
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:28 pm 
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duckie wrote:
By the way do you feed them their egg shells? I keep all egg shells and cook them in the microwave for a couple of minutes. Then I grind them up until fairly fine. Put them into a container. When I feed them at night I sprinkle some into the food hanger and they get their calcium that way. I don't buy shell grit.

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