Question about Malathion

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by arianna, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. arianna

    arianna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2010
    North Carolina
    In my book "Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry" says to do a Malathion bath for lice. I bought a Spectracide brand Malathion liquid (50% Malathion, 50% Other ingredients, says also contains Xylene range aromatic solvent" but because is not made for poultry it doesn't say how much to mix with water for poultry. Also I don't know if I have the right product. I found online a product that is called "Malathion 57 EC" and this one has poultry on the bottle but there is no sale choice only some manufacturer info about the product.
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2011
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    No idea, but will give you a bump and maybe someone who does know will see this.

    I dust with Sevin and then re-dust in 7 to 10 days to kill the nits who have hatched. Do not forget to dust your coop also.
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Here it says to not use Malathion directly on chickens.

    Maybe someone with actual experience can chime in.

    I agree with HorseFeatherz NV, treat with sevin, or poultry dust and treat coop and living area; then retreat, and maybe again.

    Good luck


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