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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by spunkyfroggie, Aug 23, 2014.
I was told to use seven dust on my chickens and the coop an run. Any comments?
Sevin dust as well as permethrin dust are commonly used on chickens and to treat the coop if there is a lice or mite infestation. If they are found on the chicken, the coop bedding must also be cleaned out, along with spraying the coop. Here are a couple of links to read about what to look for:
My chickens had mites last year. I used sevin because I had it on hand. I think the better option would have been DE (diatomaceous earth). But it worked for mine, and my chickens faired just fine. I wore disposable gloves & applied on each chicken.
Thank you. We haven't seen anything on them. We were told to put it directly on them and everywhere else as a preventative.
You don't need to use it unless you see bugs on them. It's a waste otherwise. DE was a complete waste of my money as well. It will not treat an infestation. Some people use it as a preventative. You'll have to try it to see if it works for you.
I agree with Welasharon--don't treat if you don't have a problem. Save it for when you find mites or lice, and inspect your chickens often for weight, checking for ice and mites, inspecting crops and vents.