wet sevin dust...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bturbo87, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. bturbo87

    bturbo87 Songster

    Apr 22, 2010
    this morning i used had a can of sevin-5 to shake my chickens to kill off the lice and mites, i used the other half in the run, with a concentration in thier favorite dust bath spots. Of course an hour later it started to rain, so now my chickens are wet(they like the rain) and everything i spread in the run has soaked in, does that make this treatment bust, or will everything still work right so long as i do it again in 10 days, and what happens to what is obsorbed into the soil???
  2. kickinchicken

    kickinchicken Songster

    Mar 23, 2010
    Rhode Island
    Well, the do make a liquid spray form of Sevin and I used the spray in the crevices in the coop and nesting box and dusted the girls with the can. I think as long as the dust had made contact with their skin and they aren't seimming to rinse themselves off, you should be fine. Definitely redust in 10 days.
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Glen St Mary, Florida
    When you redust them in 10 days, you can always reinspect them again in about a week and retreat again if needed.
  4. GreenFoundryChickens

    GreenFoundryChickens Hatching

    Feb 12, 2010
    Eliot, Maine
    It should be fine as long as the chickens didnt get soaked enough to "rinse" it out.
    We used sevin dust for lice a year ago during the winter months because of its harm to insects that
    come in contact with it.
    Be careful where you dusted it and where the run off is going, its not healthy for any organism.
    We use diatomaceous earth as a substitute for a few months with great success.
    Just dust it in the coop every month or so and it really helps to keep pest infestation down.
    Good luck!

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