DE in Food

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Momto3, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Momto3

    Momto3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hear all about how wonderful DE is. Do you mix it with their food? Or just sprinkle it on the pine shavings/sand/pellets?
     
  2. WallTenters

    WallTenters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both if you want.
     
  3. Momto3

    Momto3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok if I mix it in the food, how much do I add to how much food? What is a good ratio?
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    I hear all about how wonderful DE is

    You'll probably notice most of the sites that tell you that just happen to sell it too.

    The only benefit to putting it in feed is to kill any insects in the feed.
    There are no proven health benefits​
     
  5. Momto3

    Momto3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh well then if it doesnt benefit them by eating it, then I wont add it to their food, just sprinkle it on their bedding. Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  6. Shawn14858

    Shawn14858 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is that the only reason to put it in their food?
     

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