seven dust?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by GYPSYFARM2, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. GYPSYFARM2

    GYPSYFARM2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all:) has anyone ever heard of using "seven dust' mixed in with play sand for the chickens to take their 'dust bath'in? It's supposed to help with parasites. But I'm a little worried it may be bad for them.
     
  2. florida lee

    florida lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I've heard of that. I have not done it. My mother used to dust her chickens with Sevin all the time and it never seemed to hurt her chickens. So putting a little in their bath dirt may not be a bad idea. I put it under the bedding in their nests.
     
  3. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. DurangoCal

    DurangoCal Out Of The Brooder

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    My local feed store recommended using 1 cup of sevin dust in ashes. I put some ashes in a shallow box and added a cup of the sevin dust. They take their dust bathes in there!
     
  5. GYPSYFARM2

    GYPSYFARM2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ha! Found it! (Sorry, I posted this then couldn't find it). Thanks everyone for answering my post (gonna give it a try this morning:)
     
  6. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    I also have moved away from Sevin for all applications, garden, chickens, etc. I have found equally as effective products with far less risk of carcinogens.
     
  7. BoltonChicken

    BoltonChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used Sevin dust in the past but have moved to DE for the chickens. Lots of info on these forums for DE. Give it a look. Completely safe.
     
  8. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Fred's Hens :

    I also have moved away from Sevin for all applications, garden, chickens, etc. I have found equally as effective products with far less risk of carcinogens.

    Can you share what you use? Even though we are not exactly organic we've been chemical free at home, for the most part, since our kids were babies.​
     
  9. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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