can you use sevins dust(the type for gardens..)for pest control..

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by redhen, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    on your chickens?....are there differant types of sevins dust?..like one that IS safe to put on the chickens and another type that isnt?...thanks, Wendy
     
  2. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Although some people do use it, I have yet to see anything on a package of Sevin that says it is safe for such purposes!
     
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  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I use sevin dust. I cut the foot out of a pantyhose, put in some sevin, tie the end up and use it as a powder puff. Turn the bird uo and powder puff all over si that it goes down in the feathers and next to the skin - under the wings, around the vent - a good quick powder can be done in under 30 seconds. Just don't puff it around so much that you breath in the dust.
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    thanks everyone...miss prissy...i also use a pantyhose to dust my veggie garden...[​IMG]..what kind exactly do u use for the chickens?...are there differant kinds?...thanks, Wendy
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sevin 5% - same stuff you use in the garden.

    Pantyhose have great uses!
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    thanks....[​IMG]..appreciate the help...[​IMG]..Wendy
     
  8. nefarmgal

    nefarmgal Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Do you continue to collect and use the eggs that are laid after dusting with Sevin, or wait a few days? I've heard mixed reports on if it is safe to eat the eggs.
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I wouldnt... i would wait at least 2 weeks. But thats just my opinion...
     

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