will Sevin affect the eggs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by justtoni44, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Songster

    Mar 13, 2010
    I am going to treat my flock for lice tommorrow.
    Is there a period of time when the eggs should not be used.
    I sell some and donate to the food bank.
    Also, have three broodies sitting on eggs.thinking I should wait to treat them
    till..."I don't know when?"....They are not showing signs but for sure id=f a few have them.they all do.
    Thanks in advance for your input.
  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing 11 Years

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    Only something injested would mess with the eggs. Dusting them will NOT mess with the eggs. A tiny amount may get injested, but it will not be enough to affect them or get to the eggs.

    Remove the broodies, dust them, and let them go to have their few minutes of food, water, etc. That is how I dusted mine when I had a mite problem last year. 11 of 14 eggs hatched and grew up just fine. I also removed the eggs and nesting material and dusted the bottom of the box. I had the nest and eggs back well before the hen came back.


    Edited since I can't spell.
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2010

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