Pigeon reproduction

Asked April 8, 2015, 3:16 PM EDT

Does the drug permethrin affect reproduction in poultry, or pigeons, administered via bath at 8 ml per gal. or fly spray automatic dispensers? Should an aviary switch to the use of fly predators instead of permethrin?

Douglas County Oregon pigeon

1 Response

When used according to the directions on the label, there should not be any significant reproduction effects. Changing or modifying management of chickens, such as the use of natural predators, can reduce or even eliminate the need for pesticides.