SEVEN DUST for dust baths???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by funonahonda, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. funonahonda

    funonahonda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2008
    Central Ohio
    Someone told us to put a pan full of that SEVEN DUST in the run for the chickens to take a dust bath in to keep from getting or gettting rid of mites, Has anyone ever heard of this or do you do it?
  2. justinszoo

    justinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2008
    NW Ohio
    If you do a search for sevin dust you will get many answers. It is a very controversial subject. Personally, I wouldn't do it. Too many health risks in my opinion.

    *edited for spelling
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2008
  3. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2008
    Having an animal bathe in a pesticide just seems like a bad idea. I don't think I would want to eat eggs from them [​IMG]
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  4. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Just FYI, to make searching easier, it's spelled "Sevin" dust. If you're eating your hens' eggs, be aware that there will be traces of the chemical in the eggs that you eat.
  5. wyliefarms

    wyliefarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    We use a natural dusting powder.

    It is from

    They have stuff for all critters.

    Chickens do a great job with the bugs if they have a stop of loose dirt to clean themselves in.

    I heard that if you put the ashes from a wood stove, that works too. We are going to do that in their outdoor pens when they are cooped up.
  6. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    The use of Sevin dust is controversial if you call it Sevin Dust.

    There is a product called "Poultry Lice and Mite Killer" that comes in a cardboard cylinder. You can get it from your feed store.

    Its the same thing as Sevin, its just "labeled" for use on poultry.

    I use a product called Viper Dust and the brand name is Marthas I believe. Its carbaryl powder with 5% Permithian in it. It also mentions poultry on the label. I dont believe in all the "organic" ways, so the chemicals dont bother me.
  7. ml

    ml Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    "Poultry Houses, Farm Buildings
    For Northern Fowl mite, fleas and bed bugs: Apply 1.25 kg of powder per 10 square metres. Use a scoop to scatter by hand or apply by a hand duster.

    Hand Application To Chickens And Domestic Birds
    For Northern Fowl mite, chicken mites, lice and fleas and fowl ticks: Use 500 g of powder per 100 birds by means of a shaker can, squeeze bottle or hand duster. Direct dust to vent and fluff areas. Repeat in 4 weeks if necessary.

    Hand application to birds for chicken mites and fleas is a supplement to litter treatment for control of these pests. Allow 7 days between application to poultry and premises and bird's slaughter.

    Keep Out Of Reach Of Children And Animals
    Avoid contamination of feeding and watering troughs. Avoid contamination of feedstuffs. Do not breathe dust. Do not take internally. Avoid unnecessary contact. Wash hands before eating. "

    Veterinary Product Information
    Vet > Sevin (Canada)

  8. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Virginia - Southside
  9. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2008
    well this is what i got to say on this subject BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH i bee using sevin dust on my birds and cats for yrs no health issues here and they are clean healthy and bug free.. nothing wrong with there eggs either so i say BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH
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  10. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I'm with you! HERE HERE!

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