Raising Finnish Landrace, Cotswold, Border Leicester, and Romeldales, in the Heart of Illinois, as well as working with rescue llamas.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Neat article

Hey all,

I just read a neat article posted in the Shetland yahoo group this week regarding tea tree oil and some tests that have been done in Australia. The results look very encouraging for tea tree oil as a deterrant. While we haven't had fly strike or keds in our flock I think the concept the article presents is one that could be applied perhaps to a farmer made premise spray.

Thoughts or experiences using tea tree oil in your flocks? Anyone already have recipes that use use for your farm?

 I am pondering researching and creating a tea tree oil premise spray and testing it on non animal contact areas this coming spring and summer. Worst case is I return to what I currently use, best case it works and I get rid of a few flies (hopefully spiders!).

Blessings to all.

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