treating mite infestation and egg consumption

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

  1. Varawick

    Varawick New Egg

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    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.

    Thoughts/opinions?
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2016
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Depends on how you feel about possibly/probably ingesting chemicals.
    Carbaryl (Sevin) -lifetime withdrawal per FARAD​
     
  3. Varawick

    Varawick New Egg

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    Thank you.
     

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