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Lice and Sevin dust

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lbidder114, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. lbidder114

    lbidder114 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I think my birds have lice. I saw a little white-ish bug crawling on one of my hens faces. I did some reading and looks like most people treat the bird and coop with Sevin dust but reading the label it says it is harmful to humans and domestic animals. Is this stuff really ok to use? Has anyone used it and had any issues with it? Should I not eat the eggs for a while after using?
    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. PA Farmer24

    PA Farmer24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read that you can use Sevin dust on poultry for treament of lice. What you will need to do is get a large garbage bag pour dust into it and then place bird in bag with head sticking out. Wrap bag around and hold around neck of bird. lightly move the dust around so that it works it's way onto the bird working the vent area really good. Once done let bird and dust settle a bit before opening bag and then remove the bird. Becareful as the dust might still be airborne, try not to breath it in. Do this again in a week or two and during this time do not use the eggs. Withdraw should be for at least 30 days for any treatment. Hope this helps.
     
  4. PA Farmer24

    PA Farmer24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have an email I could send you some info on this topic. Can't post it here.
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Technically, sevin dust has a 7 day withdrawal period. We've used it since the 60's in the vegetable garden, on dogs, and chickens. I'm still alive and typing. Eggs are safe to eat.
    Here's a link to the Chicken Withdrawal Time Chart, scroll down to Sevin Dust:
    http://www.docstoc.com/docs/29874841/Chicken-Withdrawal-Time-Chart
     
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  6. lbidder114

    lbidder114 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, I dusted the coop, the areas they dust bathe in and the leaves they're been laying in. I grab the frizzle hen and got her in the trash bag! The others ran for it when they saw what I was up to, I've got a friend that can help me with the bigger birds I'll have to get them at bed time.
     

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