Seven - 5 Dust

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by azhenhouse, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. azhenhouse

    azhenhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to use Sevin dust on my hens but I want to make sure I have the correct product. This is what I have : GardenTech, Sevin-5, Ready-To-Use 5% Dust. Is this the seven dust everyone talks about or did I get the wrong stuff? I got it at ACE Hardware.
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Yes- sevin 5% dust- a garden dust.

    It is used off-label to kill lice and mites. And it works well. Use a mask, gloves, long sleeves, and take a shower afterward. It is toxic. Kills bugs dead.
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Quote:If we need to wear masks, gloves, long sleeves, and take a shower afterward, because it is toxic, what does it do the chickens? Does anyone know? What about all the toxic residue in the coop?
     
  4. azhenhouse

    azhenhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much do you put on the hens?
     
  5. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    If you put some into a panty hose and use it like a powder puff it makes it easier to apply. Mostly put it under their wings and vents.
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Fred's Hens :

    Quote:If we need to wear masks, gloves, long sleeves, and take a shower afterward, because it is toxic, what does it do the chickens? Does anyone know? What about all the toxic residue in the coop?

    I don't know...good questions though. [​IMG]
     
  7. Fowlty Towers

    Fowlty Towers Out Of The Brooder

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