Mites on one I have to toss the eggs when I treat?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bearz, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. bearz

    bearz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    DS just brought a chicken in and she looks pathetic. Thanks to you all here I checked her right away for mites and she is covered. Now I'm thinking that might be what killed another chicken a couple of weeks ago.

    My question is about the eggs if I treat the coop. If I use the mite dust do I have to toss the eggs and for how long?


    ETA: I'm looking at foodgrade Diatomaceous Earth Powder 1 lb.


    That means that I don't have to toss the eggs, right? I just placed another other with him on Saturday and he was fantastic about customer service so I think I'll call and add this on.
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2008
  2. bearz

    bearz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Oh, and I made him take a shower right away but I'm going to have to treat my cats and inside birds now too, aren't I?
  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Depends on what you're using.
    Check the labels of course.

    I assume it's something like Sevin or DriKill, and if you do a search at the top of the page use the words Sevin and mites. I'm sure you'll get your answer! I think Miss Prissy has been discussing this at length.

    After you treat coop/birds get some of these at your hardware store (contain dichlorovos) and will prevent infestation if you succeed in ridding coop and house of pests...our vet tiped me off about them and your house will never have fleas.


    Last edited: Dec 14, 2008
  4. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    Sonoma Co, CA
    Pyrethrin and Carbaryl dust (poultry & sevin) are topical products- they will not get in the eggs if you are dusting the outside of the chicken. Sevin dust is also sold in the vegetable area at the hardware store for putting on vegetable plants like tomatoes. Wash before you eat the veggies basically. You can wash the eggs as well if you want to before cracking them open.
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Powders you treat with won't hurt the eggs, so you can eat them. However, if you have an active infestation, do use a actual poultry lice/mite killer. DE can be a preventative, but might take too long to actually rid of your problem now.

    Might have to treat the cat if they are particular types of mites, but if they are lice, those are 100% species specific and can't live on the cat. Some type of mites are also bird specific, so chances are you don't have to worry about the cat at all. Inside birds maybe if they had contact.
  6. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Virginia - Southside

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