Eggs poisoned?

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

  1. Kanat

    Kanat In 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 Chirping

    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 Premium Member

    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 In 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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