? about DE

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MsBentleyboy, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. MsBentleyboy

    MsBentleyboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've looked at the website on purchasing DE http://www.earthworkshealth.com/pets-animals.php and it recommends you use 5% in the feed. How do you measure this? I have a 3 lb. feeder and usually fill it almost full when it goes empty.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 oz per pound comes just shy of 5%
     
  3. MsBentleyboy

    MsBentleyboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you .... that helps. Also, at what age do the chicks need to be to begin using it for them?
     
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  4. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I havent done any hatching yet so you might want to wait for someone else to answer. What I have read is that some or maybe even most wait until they are out of the brooder.
     

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