Do I have to toss the eggs?

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On one of my new girls were mites when I got her. Took a while for me to handle her and inspect her, so no eggs from her for the past three weeks. I washed her, dried her and the next day dusted her with Permethrin powder, super concentrated, and I used a 1" paint brush to get right on her skin. Previously I had sprinkled her dust bath and floor of coop with food grade DE. I dusted my two current layers as I saw just the very start of those disgusting egg cases at the base of a few feathers by their vents.

My question is if I should toss their eggs for the next 7 days? The product itself does not say so, however I seem to recall on this board someone recommending eggs to be tossed for a week. (We keep them on a pure organic diet, even kitchen scraps.)
If I do have to toss them, is there anything I can do with them? Compost them? Or literally put them in the trash?
 

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I believe that as long as the permethrin has not been consumed, then it does not get absorbed into the eggs. If you had dosed her internally, then it would have gotten into the system and eggs. So having applied it topically, I would say you are ok to eat the eggs.

If you are still in doubt, discard the eggs for 2 weeks. :)
 

ccstar

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Thank you! I gave them nothing internally, but do you think they could have gotten some internally by preening?
 

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My girls thank you! Well, my red headed daughters too (4 & 8) as they see eggs as gold eggs when they go to collect them!
 

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