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Diatomaceous Earth for worms

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CityBredCountry, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. CityBredCountry

    CityBredCountry Out Of The Brooder

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    I watched a video recently that diatomaceous earth will help keep the chickens wormed. I am brand new to chickens and wondering how true this is.

    She recommends a small feeding about to them every few months for maintenance. But feed for a good solid week with other food if treating for worms.

    She also claims that it keeps her eggs clean. That chickens with worms produce dirty eggs.

    Is this true?
     
  2. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    I saw an ad once that claimed that Buffalo tallow would cure everything from TB to acne. Just because someone said it don't make it so.

    Caveat Emporium or something like that.
     
  3. Toddrick

    Toddrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most people on here say that DE only works (by physical abrasion) when dry, so in the digestive tract it does nothing to worms or worm eggs. That makes sense, because in powder form each flake is independent, like a bunch of tiny razors, but when wet it would clump together, along with whatever else is in the tract.
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    LOL. I saw that youtube video last year for the first time...laughable and misinformative.
     
  5. CityBredCountry

    CityBredCountry Out Of The Brooder

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    I did not think that it would have been true, but thought that I would post it here to double check. Sometimes there are just those hidden secrets that are true. Thanks for your input all!
     
  6. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Sometimes it's just better to go with TRIED and true lol! This is one of those times.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    If it was a good wormer or preventative, wouldn't it would be in all pet food? I would think so... Horses, cows, dogs, cats, goats. sheep, pigs, birds, etc, all susceptible to worms.

    -Kathy
     
  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    And people! (I sprinkled some DE in my salad earlier) Hahahahaha!
     
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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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  10. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    I have DE encapsulated in a pendant I wear around my neck for good luck. I've never had intestinal worms so it must be working.
     

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