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De- worming chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by caseyrocksit, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. caseyrocksit

    caseyrocksit In the Brooder

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    So I bought some of this D.E. Stuff.... Die blah blah Earth stuff (Food)...if I sprinkle some of this in theyre foodonce every couple months...do I still need to put ACV in theyre water ?
    Also...is it true that it helps to keep lice and mites off of em if you rub it in theyre feathers ? Or is that another product to use ?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging 7 Years

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    Given the opportunity to dust bathe, you won't have to do anything. The chickens will dust themselves. I use food grade diatomaceous earth in the bedding and on roosts as a deterrent to lice and mites. But if they have an infestation, it's time to pull out the big guns - like 5% Sevin dust.

    In my opinion, DE and ACV do nothing to prevent worms.

    I occasionally add raw ACV to water as an acidifier and to add some healthful enzymes but it won't do much for worms. I never feed DE to the chickens.
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2014

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