DE into water for chickens?

fishinwife

Hatching
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May 18, 2010
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I just got a big bag of DE from the feed store and am so excited for all of its said benefits. My question is...can I just mix it in with the chickens water instead of in their feed? It seems like that would be so much easier (to me anyway)...scoop, stir, done. If yes, where do I find a table for amounts? Thanks...looking forward to fewer flies, which always seem to find their way into the house!
 

ChooksChick

BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist
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Aug 17, 2008
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DE loses its effectiveness in water in many ways- one pound per 50 pounds of feed can be mixed in, though, and I put it down when I clean the coop.
 

Bear Foot Farm

Crowing
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Mar 31, 2008
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what does DE in feed do for the chickens

Nothing at all.

It's a mechanical "insecticide" that only works when dry​
 
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