Rain and sevin dust

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mystang89, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. mystang89

    mystang89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi again everyone. I have another question for everyone. My chickens apparently aren't smart enough to realize they get wet in rain and have a house to go into if they want to stay dry....sooooo, here's my question. I just put their second coating of Sevin Dust on them last night with the shake and bake method. By the way, these are 5 bantam leghorn hens. From my understanding of Sevin dust it washes away in the rain. Do I have to go back out now and redust the entire run + my 5 brainless hens? Thanks in advance as usual.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I've never used sevin dust on my chickens, so I'm not real sure.

    Hopefully someone will be along to answer your ? shortly.
     
  3. mystang89

    mystang89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I know I posted this in the wrong section on accident but I'm sure there are many knowledgable people on as far as pesticides are concerned
     
  4. mystang89

    mystang89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone else have any thoughts on it?
     
  5. Sexybit

    Sexybit Out Of The Brooder

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    I have dusted my coop with Sevin but not my chickens. I was afraid to. I hope someone comes along with an answer soon cuz I am curious myself!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Anything that got wet and washed cleaned will need to be redusted. The birds will depend on how wet they got. If they didn't get soaked all the way through the feathers then they should be fine.

    Matt
     
  7. sharol

    sharol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How wet did they get? My girls were soaked after a little rain a couple of days ago (just enough to create steam from the 106 degree ground), and when I was examining them on the roost a little later, the water was confined to the upper layer of feathers. Down by the skin (where the sevin would be) they were dry (hot, but dry). They had a nice dry coop, but it was cooler in the rain, and they seemed to enjoy it.

    I think it would depend on whether the Sevin down by their skin got wet.
     
  8. CC1892

    CC1892 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have not dusted my chickens with Sevin, but use it in the coop; run, and dust bath area.
    I use DE in the exact same way.

    If your hens didn't get soaked to the skin, then the powder is still present deep in their feathers.
    I have noticed that Sevin powder drys to powder after a rain (in my garden).
    I would hold off for a couple days-treat the hens living area, and see what develops.
     
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  9. mystang89

    mystang89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all for the replies. I wasn't able to go out and see how wet they were getting, mainly because it was coming down in sheets and they weren't worth getting drenched. So I think I'm going to take your alls advice and wait a few days and see how things are going.
     
  10. outdoor junkie

    outdoor junkie Out Of The Brooder

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    Are you guys referring to the type of sevin that people use on their vegetable gardens? Is this stuff really safe to use in the chicken coop and on our chickens? Stuff seems pretty dangerous to be putting on the birds themselve's. I'm guessing it is used to rid of mites and fleas, is this what you folks are using it for?
     

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