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Diatomaceous Earth in feed to get rid of/prevent worms?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by karmical, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. karmical

    karmical Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to the chicken rearing....Wondering what the general opinion is out there about worming in general...to worm or not to worm...at what age to start, etc....

    And, if you put diatomaceous earth in their feed, doesn't that take care of any worms that might be in their system? Can they have DE at 6 weeks?

    My six week old chicks had a feast of earthworms the other day out in their new pen (all the trenching I did brought up a lot of earthworms)...and now I'm all worried about them getting worms form the worms! Am I nuts?

    Thanks!
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Only use food grade DE. Any other for of DE is poisonous.

    I have always used DE on my chicks from day 1. It is in their bedding, on their bodies and mixed into their feed.
     

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