eating eggs from chickens treated for lice?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by southpaw52, May 23, 2011.

  1. southpaw52

    southpaw52 Out Of The Brooder

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    What's the thought about eating the eggs from chickens being treated for lice? Are they safe to teat during the process? I have dusting powder to use on them but am not sure if I should discard the eggs? If so ...for how long after treatment?
    Thanks,
    Anne
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    It depends on what powder you are using.

    I discussed this with an Ag professor at the University of Arkansas. That conversation was strictly about using Sevin. If you use anythng else, do not take what I say as good for your situation. He said the eggs were safe to eat. There is no withdrawal period if you dust the chickens and the nest with Sevin.

    Personally, I don't eat them for a couple of days anyway, but he clearly said Sevin was not a problem.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I use Permethrin 10% spray, and I eat the eggs, just wash them off. I also rotate with Ivermectin Pour On, and I don't use this on my layers, and don't eat the eggs for several weeks. I believe Ivomec Eprinex has 0 withdrawl time.
     
  4. southpaw52

    southpaw52 Out Of The Brooder

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    thx,
    Anne
     

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