Eggs poisoned?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kanat, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. Kanat

    Kanat Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 9, 2008
    Did I screw it up? [​IMG]

    I applied Zodiac Flea & Tick Spray to my chicken yesterday (3-5 pumps/each). I just panicked because when I examined one of my Sussexes I noticed that she had a lot of lice and had lost feathers from her rump!!! I also put Sevin into their nesting boxes.

    By doing this did I poison their eggs and for how long time? [​IMG]

    Zodiac ingredients: S-Methoprene, Pyrethrins, Piperonyl Butoxide, N-octyl Bicycloheptene Bicarboximide.

    There must be someone who knows the answer!

    Many Thanks in advance,

    Suvi & 10 hens
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:No I don't think you screwed up.

    I've never seen Zodiac use on chickens posted.

    There is a few lines of thought about using pesticides on chickens and the withdrawal times.

    1- Some people do not believe enough of the pesticide gets into the eggs to worry about.

    2- Some people do not think topicals are are a problem.

    3- Most often recommended is a 2 week withdrawal from the eggs.

    It's kind of your decision. I have never faced this decision, but if it were me I would not eat the eggs for a couple weeks, just for the peace of mind. I honestly do not think the eggs would be dangerous. You do not need to waste the eggs. Cook and feed them back to the chickens, dogs etc. Although I have seen it posted that feeding them back to the chickens just reinoculates them.

    Last edited: Aug 8, 2010
  3. Afrochicken

    Afrochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2010
    Toms River, NJ
    I agree that you should wait a few weeks or so before eating the eggs. Good luck with your chickens! [​IMG]
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    If you feed the eggs back to your chickens, you will be extending the withdrawal time...why reintroduce the poisons, however so slight; just as in worming, I recommend you toss them in the garbage.
  5. Kanat

    Kanat Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 9, 2008
    Thanks all for your reply!

    So I have decided not to eat any eggs for 2 weeks. The dogs can have some.

    I have never given eggs for my chicken to eat- it would be kind of strange in my opinion....

    By the way, I also e-mailed to the company that produces Zodiac and I'll let you know if they reply.

    Why did I even do this![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Suvi & 10 hens

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