Can egg laying chickens drink Mosquito Dunk water?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DragonClaw01, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. DragonClaw01

    DragonClaw01 Chirping

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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Free Ranging

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    IMO I would provide clean fresh water without any additives.
     
  3. DragonClaw01

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    Well, I was looking for an easy way to kill mosquito larvae. Down here they are in the hundreds, if not thousands. But I wasn't sure if it was egg friendly. It says it is animal safe.
     
  4. SueT

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    The mosquito dunks contain a beneficial bacteria, Bacillus thuringiensis or BT. The BT is deadly to larvae. It is supposedly safe for poultry.
     

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    Yes, I read that. I know that.

    But is it safe to eat eggs from hens that drank the water?
     
  6. SueT

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    I don't see why not. I (and a lot of people) use BT powder on my broccoli and kale plants and we eat those. It's considered a safe alternative to pesticides.

    "Bt products are found to be safe for use in the environment and with mammals. The EPA has not found any human health hazards related to using Bt. In fact the EPA has found Bt safe enough that it has exempted Bt from food residue tolerances, groundwater restrictions, endangered species labeling and special review requirements. Bt is often used near lakes, rivers and dwellings, and has no known effect on wildlife such as mammals, birds, and fish."
    The above quote is from http://www.bt.ucsd.edu/bt_safety.html
     

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