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Sevin dust and eggs

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Anderson SC, May 15, 2009.

  1. Anderson SC

    Anderson SC New Egg

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    We recently dusted our Road Island Red Hens for mites with 5% sevin dust.

    Will the eggs be affected and for how long?
     
  2. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they will be affected. I think 10 days.
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    I questioned an Ag professor at the University of Arkansas about this. I was concerned since the eggs are porous. He said to not worry about it. I still don't eat them for a couple of days after treating with Sevin, but I don't need the eggs real bad.
     

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