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post #11 of 16
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Quote:mstricer (of BYC)
 If you are trying to stay as organic as possible you can make a dusting box for your birds by using DE, copper sulfurate and peat moss. DE does the same thing, without the poison.  Sevin dust is harmful to many critters we need, like honey bees and hummingbirds. I stopped using it when I got birds and read about how harmful it is.  Just my opinion.
Michele
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 I use to use Sevin Dust (on the chicken and in the bedding) and never had an issue, but after doing some research on how bad the pesticide is, i would rather not take my chances.
It says on the back that it should not be used on animals, why do you think that is?
In the long run, i do not doubt it can cause some serious issues.
If its not safe for us, i don't know why it would be ok to use on them.

Now, I use a dust specifically for poultry and it works just as good AND it is safe and made for animals.

This is just my opinion.
Like i said, i never SAW any side effects...but i also don't want to wait around till something does finally happen

You can read the whole threads here, and yes people do say it's OK, but I think those people didn't seem to read labels and care: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/591258/sevin-dust

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/194645/ok-sevin-dust-is-it-good-or-not

 

Anyways, it's a personal choice, and I have chosen to stay away from it. 

I can assure you that I have read the label and I *do* care. I mean this in the nicest way possible, but what would you suggest to the person that has a critically ill bird covered in mites and lice? Had to dust some pretty sick birds with it or poultry dust and have seen no ill effects from doing it. 

 

I tried DE, it doesn't work. Wood ash is out in the yard, but not because I think it will work, I'm just too cheap to pay to take it to trash, besides, the chickens seem to like it.

 

-Kathy

post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by casportpony View Post
 

I can assure you that I have read the label and I *do* care. I mean this in the nicest way possible, but what would you suggest to the person that has a critically ill bird covered in mites and lice? Had to dust some pretty sick birds with it or poultry dust and have seen no ill effects from doing it. 

 

I tried DE, it doesn't work. Wood ash is out in the yard, but not because I think it will work, I'm just too cheap to pay to take it to trash, besides, the chickens seem to like it.

 

-Kathy

Oh, I agree fully with wood ash!

 

And I wasn't talking about you Kathy. :)

Some of those people just didn't seem to care?

And, there are other ways and I care about the other plants and animals, even if the majority doesn't. 

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~A trio of Sebright/Old English Game Bantams (Oreo, Hedwig & Sergeant Pepper)   ~A Lg Mixed Bantam Hen (Jinx)   ~Bramha Hen (Bramha Mama)   ~5 Ducklings (Mallard, Pekin and Unknow breed)   ~1 Golden Sebright Bantam Chick

~3 Australorp Chicks  ~1 Buff Orpington Chick  ~1 Red Sex Link (No name)  ~6 Rabbits & counting ~Gold Comet Chicks

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Please Visit: My Chicken Blog 

~A trio of Sebright/Old English Game Bantams (Oreo, Hedwig & Sergeant Pepper)   ~A Lg Mixed Bantam Hen (Jinx)   ~Bramha Hen (Bramha Mama)   ~5 Ducklings (Mallard, Pekin and Unknow breed)   ~1 Golden Sebright Bantam Chick

~3 Australorp Chicks  ~1 Buff Orpington Chick  ~1 Red Sex Link (No name)  ~6 Rabbits & counting ~Gold Comet Chicks

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post #13 of 16

These are what I use:

 

 

 

 

 

-Kathy

post #14 of 16
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Thank you all very much for your advice and suggestions.
Happiness is little children, little joys, a little farm, and a whole lot of love.
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Happiness is little children, little joys, a little farm, and a whole lot of love.
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post #15 of 16

I used the Garden & Poultry dust once before.  I'm not sure if it worked, but I'm going to be using it on everyone soon.  Gosh, I would hope it would at least reduce the population.  They get to dust bathe outside all they want.

Two flocks of chickens: Brahmas, EE, Australorps, Red Stars, Buff Orpington, and Polish.  Also have sheep, cats, and a dog.  Enjoy organic gardening and heirloom seeds.

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Two flocks of chickens: Brahmas, EE, Australorps, Red Stars, Buff Orpington, and Polish.  Also have sheep, cats, and a dog.  Enjoy organic gardening and heirloom seeds.

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post #16 of 16
Gotta pick up this topic again. I have a dust bath for them in the run. They bath in sand/DE/ wood ashes mix every day and yet my 4 girls are infested. I think they got it when I changed my food. Is that possible that they are missing a mineral or vitamin to repel pests like that?
One of the suggestion was to bleach the run and burn the run and coop bedding. Is bleach the only way or would the poultry dust do the trick? I know it's toxic, but I've tried everything else and nothing seems to help!
I clean the coop very regularly and I can't see anything crawling in there. I then dust it with DE. If there is anything else out there, please post!!!
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