Chicken Question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SportTees, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. SportTees

    SportTees Songster

    I saw poultry dust a TSC-- Do you need it?
     
  2. ella

    ella Songster

    Do I need it? No, I have some! [​IMG]

    Do you need it? I don't know.

    Check your chickies behinds with a flashlight when they're roosting at night, fluff the feathers and look for bugs and bug eggs. Check every individual, some are more vulnerable than others but if you find bugs treat them all. [​IMG]
     
  3. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Place D E in their nest boxes and where they dust themselves. That will take care of any bugs. You might want to put some in their feed also.
     
  4. Alpha Roo

    Alpha Roo Songster

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    Do you mix the DE down or use it staight?
     
  5. ella

    ella Songster

  6. SportTees

    SportTees Songster

    Thanks- I haven't seen any bugs yet but I though it might work like flea preventive on dogs?
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I use DE where they dust, in their nests, their litter, run, and all over their coop. I don't care if any gets in their food as I use Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE). I have no pest problems with my birds.
     

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