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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

    May 25, 2008
    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

    Apr 16, 2008
    Southern Iowa
    Yes they will be affected. I think 10 days.
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    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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