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treating mite infestation and egg consumption

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Varawick, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. Varawick

    Varawick New Egg

    Aug 16, 2015
    Can you eat the eggs after using dusting powder for a mite infestation?

    I just found this information on another Canadian Site-

    If you wash the eggs to make sure there's none on the eggs before they are cracked it shouldn't get into the egg.....carbaryl is a topical, it stays on the surface of the bird, it's not metabolized by the bird so shouldn't be deposited INTO the egg just from dusting a bird. but if it's in the bedding it can get onto the outside of the egg, then if the egg is cracked without washing it could contaminate the egg.
    I have dusted birds and then eaten their eggs but i wash all my eggs, even those going into cartons for later....just in case.

    Last edited: Aug 17, 2016
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Depends on how you feel about possibly/probably ingesting chemicals.
    Carbaryl (Sevin) -lifetime withdrawal per FARAD​
  3. Varawick

    Varawick New Egg

    Aug 16, 2015
    Thank you.

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