Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jbaird, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. jbaird

    jbaird New Egg

    Nov 3, 2013
    I have a fall greens patch that has been attacked by cabbage worms, so I dusted with BTK, brand name Dipel, which is supposed to be a "natural" insecticide, that kills bugs but not me.

    Can I feed leaves thus dusted that have been picked off of broccoli to my chix?

    Anybody know about BTK and chix?
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    That’s Bacillus Thuringiensis. That’s an organic way to control certain caterpillars. It’s basically a disease that effects certain caterpillars, giving them enough of a tummy ache that it kills them. It breaks down pretty fast in sunlight so it doesn’t last very long.

    It only targets caterpillars and not even all of them. It’s safe for you to eat it and safe for chickens. I’ve used it. I’ve eaten the food I treat with it. I’ve fed that food to my chickens.

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