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 Post subject: True Pyrethrum
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:29 pm 
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Clucky Hen
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I've just got my newest order from Diggers club (yay!) and got some True Insecticidal Pyrethrum seeds. I was hoping I'd be able to put some of the plants in my chicken coop as a way trying to prevent mites. I'm very anti sprays and things, prefer to rely on plants. I know that the true purethrum is toxic to goats and things, but I can't find any info on if it's dangerous for chooks, hopefully someone here can tell me. thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: True Pyrethrum
PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:04 pm 
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http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Tanacetum+cinerariifolium

There's some information there... plus a comment regarding another site

http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-10/9-taylor.pdf

Use the info. as you will.

Personally, I'd just phone the Diggers Club & ask what they know & where they can link you to some information to confirm.

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 Post subject: Re: True Pyrethrum
PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:18 am 
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Just because something is natural does not mean it is safe. Natural pyrethrum is still a toxic chemical that needs to be handled with care. Its certainly not something that I would want my chickens eating!


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