How to use sevin dust

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Americano Blue, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. Americano Blue

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    I was told to use Sevin dust on my chickens for mites but when I was reading the back It said "caused cancer in laboratory animals" or something like that. That made me really second guess using this on my girls. Is it safe? And if it is, do I just sprinkle it on them or put it in their coop, or add it their dust bath. I'm confused in every way so any advice is helpful.
     
  2. Americano Blue

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    Is this the right type or??
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

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    You need to get it on their skin. Sprinkling it won't help.
    Do they really have mites?
    If so, it's time for real treatment (5% Sevin dust).
    Turn the bird upside down and get the dust around the vent, under the wings and into the hackles at the skin.
    Another option is to pour the Sevin into a pillow case, put the chicken in with the head out and shake them all like a shake and bake.

    Lots of chemicals cause cancer. Don't use carcinogens unless required.
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

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    That's the right one.
     
  5. Americano Blue

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    They have mite so I might try the pillow case thing.
     
  6. Ariestar

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    Could we have that shake 'n bake chicken in a movie....gotta see it!
     

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