Sevin and Seven

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dustilaine, May 25, 2016.

  1. dustilaine

    dustilaine In the Brooder

    Sep 1, 2015
    My chicks have mites or lice, probably from hatching in the coop. Is sevin dust safe to use on them, if so, how?

  2. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Songster

    Jul 25, 2009
    Ribera New Mexico
    I would not use sevin dust. I would get some D.Earth and use it it is safer and more effective on mite or lice. It can be feed with there food to help prevent worms and internal parasites. Sprinkle it the area where they dust bath and this will help eliminate pest in the future. Make sure the is food grade. Can get at TSC very reasonably priced.
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    Carbaryl is no longer approved for chickens of any age, so don't use it. Permethrin works fine and is approved for use. DE when dry is somewhat effective, but in damp litter won't work, and eaten, has no effect on internal parasites. Any product is bad to breathe, so wear at least a N95 dust mask when using it. Mary
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