Eggs and Permethrin

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bobbilyn2000, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. bobbilyn2000

    bobbilyn2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me if they keep their eggs and eat them while dusting the coop and chickens with Permethrin?
    If you don't eat them can they be incubated or is this something that would cause birth defects or infertility in the chicks?
    If I need to throw out the eggs, and I need to use the Permethrin again in a week, how long after the 2nd dusting until eggs can be eaten again?

    I can't find definitive answers on this so would appreciate knowing what everyone on this forum does to treat mites and lice?

    thanks!
     
  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eating the eggs is fine. Rinsing before using is all you need to do. Don't know if it affects hatchability but I'm gonna say no, shouldn't be enough on the eggs to worry about. [​IMG]
    Permethrin works well for lice and mites. Dust away!
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2015
  3. bobbilyn2000

    bobbilyn2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks so much!!
     

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