DE for lice??

HomeSweetFarm

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Does red lake DE from TSC help control lice on chickens if put in a litter oan for a dust bath? If so, should I mix it with anything?
 

kajira

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You can - some people swear by it, other's avoid it like the plague.

Here's what I can say - do your research. Try it out if you feel like it. If it doesn't work, find other solutions. If it DOES work, great.

Everyone has an opinion. I use DE to get rid of cutter/fire ants when other stuff doesn't work. So far, I haven't used it on my chickens... but I would use it before I tried other chemicals - but carefully. It can be toxic if breathed into their lungs, so I wouldn't use so much they'd hurt their lungs.
 

BuffOrpington88

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Hi! Yep, DE is very polarizing, some people say it will help with parasites (internal and external) and others say it is ineffectual and poses a threat to respiratory health. Here are a few articles about it. Article 1, Article 2. Good luck!
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kajira

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Hi! Yep, DE is very polarizing, some people say it will help with parasites (internal and external) and others say it is ineffectual and poses a threat to respiratory health. Here are a few articles about it. Article 1, Article 2. Good luck!
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Our dog breeder we got our american bulldog from - swore by DE as a tick prevention if dusted weekly. LOL

I prefer to give them the chewable tabs... and dust around the yard, house, etc. I don't like them breathing it in.
 

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Does red lake DE from TSC help control lice on chickens if put in a litter oan for a dust bath? If so, should I mix it with anything?
Read the label very carefully, all over, some of Red Lake products(if not all) is mostly clays...very little DE in them.
And DE won't kill a lice infestation, use powder with permethrin.
 

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