Scalex for mites- egg usage after application?

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  1. hbchicknmama

    hbchicknmama Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,
    One of my hens has gone broody and has mites. I got Scalex and treated her, my other 4 hens, and the coop. My question is about if you have to wait a certain period of time to use eggs from treated birds? There was nothing on the label and haven't found anything yet online. Thanks for any info!
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    You'd have to do some probably laborious research the active ingredients:
    Pyrethrins 0.03%, Piperonyl Butoxide 0.30%.
     
  3. tadhollister

    tadhollister New Egg

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    But did it work on the mites!! I just found mites on my broody hen as well.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    My vet resource said: Since not labeled for poultry, and not an FDA approved drug, it would be a lifetime withdrawal.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1134783/permethrin-spray
     
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  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    x2 on what aart said; it's labeled for pet birds, not poultry that we eat, and their eggs. If it's not on the label, that's not a good sign. Look up the MSDS sheet too, and it's always best to do the right thing. Mary
     
  6. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    Especially when there are approved safe effective products available!!! Mary
     
  7. hbchicknmama

    hbchicknmama Out Of The Brooder

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    Omg. I am freaking out at this news. At the feed store it is in the chicken section and the owner said she uses it on her chickens. Lifetime???? I could never use another one of my eggs?
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Fear not, you can eat the eggs. [​IMG] The same ingredients are used in human lice shampoo. True it's not approved for use by the FDA, but that does not mean it's banned.

    McMurray Hatchery sells it:
    https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/scalex_mite_and_lice_spray_for_birds.html

    -Kathy
     

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