Safe to use fertile eggs to incubate after Permethin?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rascal66, May 22, 2019.

  1. rascal66

    rascal66 Songster

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    I just dusted my coop and some of my girls since they have some lice.

    I was already collecting eggs prior for incubation and just realized that I have no idea if the eggs tomorrow will now be ideal after this treatment for incubating?

    Thoughts? I used Gardstar poultry dust. I'm hoping I can still save these eggs for the next incubation :(
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2019
  2. GambleFamilyHomestead

    GambleFamilyHomestead Chirping

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    They should be fine, were they laid before or after you treated the chickens and the coop?
     
  3. rascal66

    rascal66 Songster

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    The ones I have were before treatment, but its only like 7 eggs.. I'm looking to get at least 30 eggs for my next round of incubation. So I'm hoping tomorrows eggs will be okay? I dusted the nest boxes a bit, but put fresh bedding over it.

    I also only dusted 3 of the 14 chickens I have because they only showed signs of lice (cluster of eggs near the vent). All the rest were fine.
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2019
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    The eggs will be fine. As far as the cluster of lice eggs around the vent, use coconut oil to remove them, it should dissolve them. if you dont remove them, the eggs will hatch and you will most likely have to redust your chickens to kill the lice.
     
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  5. rascal66

    rascal66 Songster

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    Thanks, I'll give that a try
     
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