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post #31 of 36

Use the granular sulfur in their feed. Granular sulfur is dust free and will not be beneficial in a dust box.

post #32 of 36
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We offer a granular sulfur product that does the same thing but is dust free.

Jarrod Sullivan

 

Georgia gulf sulfur

904-838-8825

 

 

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Use the granular sulfur in their feed. Granular sulfur is dust free and will not be beneficial in a dust box.

  I wondered about using granular as a 'dust'.

 

...and @liljerry71 how would you propose using granular sulphur in feed....for what purpose, what dosage, what withdrawals?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #33 of 36

aart,

 

In commercial layers we recommend 4lbs per ton for mite and ammonia control.  Im not sure how many birds you have but I would say anything under 100 you would be better off using a dust box. I would suggest a baby pool with half sand and half sulfur.

post #34 of 36

I bought the 99.5 % from'" Duda Energy"... can I put some of this "flour" in their feed or grains? how much in their dusting areas?

 IS IT BETTER THAN THAT POULTRY DUST?

thanks

post #35 of 36

Hello. I'm not sure which poultry dust you're referring to, but we've found sulfur powder to be very effective against mites when I put a soup ladle scoop or so in each of 8 or 10 dustbath pits around the yard, maybe 3 times per year. We've never mixed it in the feed, and from what I understand from the research, there's little evidence that it's effective that way. If the chickens are already infested with mites, I would go a little further, applying sulfur to their skin and feathers, and puffing it into cracks and gaps around their roosting area.

post #36 of 36
This thread kept coming up when I was googling around for information about sulphur, so I thought I would add this link for those who like studies.

It finds that sulphur in a dustbath not only works on those who use the bath, but extends to provide control to the others in the flock!


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22458590

This sounds like the study PFGray is referring to in post#11?
Edited by annagoodspeed - 2/17/17 at 3:46pm
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