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slvin dust 5%

Discussion in 'Quail' started by thomas1950, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. thomas1950

    thomas1950 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok to mix with dirt to dust in. what if they eat it ?
     
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  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Sevin dust (carbaryl) isn't approved for chickens anymore (labeling stopped in 2009 for chickens I believe), although it worked very well.

    Poultry dust is available at the feed store or online (permethrin). DE is a preventative, but not great for killing an infestation, at least in my experience. Woodstove ashes are also a good preventative.

    There is also liquid permethrin, which is diluted. Don't forget to spray your coops with something too, as there is a mite that can live in the crevices.

    Some do a dirt bath with DE, sand, dirt, and woodstove ashes all mixed up.
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2012

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