Egg withdrawal after mite dusting

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kristen2678, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. kristen2678

    kristen2678 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All,

    I found a mite infestation about 2 weeks ago. I cleaned everything and dusted the coop and birds. I repeated the procedure 10 days later. I'm going to continue to toss eggs for another 10 days (which is killing me). Any idea if I can hatch these eggs or am I just asking for trouble?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I've always consumed eggs after dusting the hens.

    I'm still alive.

    I also would use them for hatching as well.
     
  3. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    What did you dust with? I would do a week withdrawl from Sevin. Other than that, it shouldn't matter, though I always play it save and give at least 24hrs.
     
  4. kristen2678

    kristen2678 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was poultry and garden dust - Pytherin.
     
  5. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would say you do not need to throw out any eggs--that's the same ingredient used in human lice shampoo. However, some like to play it safe and throw eggs away for another week. It's up to you.
     
  6. kristen2678

    kristen2678 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. This has been really helpful.
     

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