I just got a 5 pound bag of DE, food grade. It says add 2% per weight. Does anyone have a chart as to exactly how much to put in their feed? Thanks!
Diatomaceous Earth in feed question
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I use DE. I put it on my cement floor and cover it with straw. I have never put any in their food, mostly because all the research says it does not work when wet, so ineffective when digested. To prevent worms, I feed mine garlic. I cannot say for certain it works, but my chickens have not gotten worms yet.
Food-grade diatomaceous earth is a great addition to a chicken dust bath when you’re having issues with parasites, like mites; however, there is no need to add it to their feed. When creating a dust bath, make it 10% diatomaceous earth to 90% peat moss.
Read more about dust baths here: http://www.purinamills.com/find-answers/articles/backyard-poultry/keep-your-backyard-flock-cool,-calm-and-comfortabl/