D E question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kyrose, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    are 2 week old chicks to young to have D E in their food?
    thanks
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Not really , but it wont do anything for them either
     
  3. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    Quote:i know but my dh mixed the d e in the chick starter before i could get some out for the babies..
    thanks
     
  4. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    Texas
    Quote:You are the most anti-DE person I've ever seen on here! [​IMG]


    Not being snarky, just noticing...
     
  5. ChookHappy

    ChookHappy Dances with Chickens

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    Don't quote me but I think Bear Foot means that it might be a bit early for worms and such to have gotten into them and for the de to be needed. The de won't hurt them at this point but it won't do much for them at their young age. It will play a bigger role when they get older.
     
  6. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Mar 31, 2008
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    Quote:You are the most anti-DE person I've ever seen on here! [​IMG]


    Not being snarky, just noticing...

    LOL!
    I'm not "anti-DE"
    I'm pro FACTS

    DE has never been proven to do anything other than kill insects when DRY
    It's only been given a "food grade" rating because it's used to keep bugs out of grain, and there's no way to remove it.

    It loses all it's effectiveness as soon as it gets wet, so feeding it strictly for "parasite control" is a waste of money, and doesnt solve the problem.

    It's not "harmful" to feed it. It's just wasteful.
     

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