Diatomaceous earth and Chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Hens4Fun, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. Hens4Fun

    Hens4Fun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have nine 5-6 week old chicks that were moved to a coop today. Is it safe to sprinkle the D/E in the coop when they are this young? Their little lungs seem so small I was afraid to use it just yet. But if it's not a problem, I would like to spread it around, perhaps not heavily though. Anyone with keen insight or knowledge?[​IMG]
     
  2. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problems as far as I know. I put it down in the brooder before I put day-old chicks in it and have never had any issues.
     
  3. Hens4Fun

    Hens4Fun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH .... thank you so much! That puts my mind at ease.
     

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