DE

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Teresaann24, May 16, 2009.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    What is the correct term for DE? I need to know so I can get some for one of my hens who I think may have lice.
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Diatomaceous Earth (Fossil Shell Flour) Food Grade. If one hen has lice most likely they all will have them, they all need to be treated.


    http://www.perma-guard.com/
     
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  3. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Quote:thanks tuffoldhen I will treat everyone of my birds. What about 3 week old chicks can i use it on them and there bedding?

    BTW where can i find it at and how much is it?
     
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  4. Calebs Acre

    Calebs Acre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your local feed or garden store does not carry it, you can purchase it online. I use Stall Dry which is diatomaceous earth with clay mixed in.

    Teresaann provided a link for online purchasing.

    Good luck!
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I provided a link for buying online. Yes, 3 week olds can be dusted with DE, I've had to do it before. Use care around their eyes and beaks.
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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