Mite-dusted hens

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by John T, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. John T

    John T Out Of The Brooder

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    I dusted my hens Thursday. [​IMG] I was informed that the dust would affect the eggs momentarily. [​IMG] True? If so how long do I wait before resuming the collecting of eggs for consumption? Thanks.
     
  2. Miltonchix

    Miltonchix Taking a Break

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    I've never noticed any problems with the eggs myself. I dust about every 3 months.
     
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    What did you dust them with?
     
  4. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats what i was gonna say? we use seven dust here and no problems at all ever in many many yrs of use
     
  5. 40 acre flock

    40 acre flock New Egg

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    this is my second year with chichens, how much do you put on them?[​IMG]
     

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