Sevendust!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Southern28Chick, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I was cleaning the hen house and Blind Tiny's townhouse today. I noticed lil tiny black bugs in Tiny's townhouse. I am out of DE and I need to order more but while I'm waiting for it can I use sevendust in her townhouse and the hen house until the DE gets here. Also, can I put sevendust ON my chickens?
     
  2. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    Yes, just be careful around their eyes, like with anything. That is what I use to dust mine and it works really well. [​IMG]
     
  3. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    If it works just like DE then should I just not even worry about getting anymore DE???
     
  4. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    You can't use it as a wormer, but it pretty much works just as good (and is cheaper then DE), except Sevindust isn't natural. So if that's not a concern, then you could just replace the DE with it. I don't dust my birds with DE, mainly because it would cost too darn much.
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Here DE is ALOT cheaper than seven dust, but thing with seven dust is that it is a poison of sorts unlike DE.
     
  6. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    I can't get DE locally (or haven't found it yet I should say), so that's why it's so $$ for me...the shipping!! [​IMG]
     
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  7. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    DE is more expensive to me too since I do have to order it online. I am all about natural products (as you can tell from my profession). I think I'll get the sevendust to kill the bugs (mites I reckon)in the houses and order the DE for dusting the chickens.

    Thank y'all for the responses. I was at all a loss with with this since I have no experience with sevendust so I do appreciate the responses!
     
  8. snugglepup

    snugglepup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The other thing to remember if you use a product like Sevin, is that you want to be sure to keep it away from any water source as it is highly toxic to aquatic life.
     
  9. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Quote:Ok that's great to know. I have no type of pond or anything near me so that wouldn't be a problem. Now the more I think about it since it's not natural and it is so harmful as a "poison" then I'm just going to order the DE and use that instead of worrying with the seven or sevin or whatever it is. [​IMG]
     
  10. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    This is a thread I feel I must comment on. I used Seven for years assuming it was safe. After a few months of unexplained respiratory iritation and fevers it was traced down to a gradual toxic build up from exposure to seven. Blood tests showed an extreme build up in my system. So I would be cautious about long term use and breathing it in when chickens kick up dust in the coop and the feather dander flies.
     

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