Can I still use Sevin dust on my chickens?

callnfowl

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I know that I cannot use it on or around my ducks, but I wonder how toxic it is to ducks and at what distance. My ducks and chickens are housed in the same area but separated by a a low chicken wire fence (primarily to keep my hens out of the duck's mud) and they also have separate coops. I have been using DE in both areas, but my chickens have a mite problem that is just not being solved by the DE (the ducks don't have any problems -- so much easier to keep in that regard than chickens). I know that Sevin dust will do the trick. I would dust the chickens individually and maybe use it in their coop, but not scatter it on the ground. If the ducks are exposed at all, the exposure would be minimal, but I am not sure how toxic the substance is for ducks and it would not be worth losing a bird.

Thanks,
Heather
 

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I know that I cannot use it on or around my ducks, but I wonder how toxic it is to ducks and at what distance. My ducks and chickens are housed in the same area but separated by a a low chicken wire fence (primarily to keep my hens out of the duck's mud) and they also have separate coops. I have been using DE in both areas, but my chickens have a mite problem that is just not being solved by the DE (the ducks don't have any problems -- so much easier to keep in that regard than chickens). I know that Sevin dust will do the trick. I would dust the chickens individually and maybe use it in their coop, but not scatter it on the ground. If the ducks are exposed at all, the exposure would be minimal, but I am not sure how toxic the substance is for ducks and it would not be worth losing a bird.

Thanks,
Heather
Why not use poultry dust. safer all round.
 

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