Diatomaceous Earth safe for Chicks?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by quinnybear, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. quinnybear

    quinnybear Hatching

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    A week ago, we had Ringneck Pheasant and Slate Turkey chicks hatch out. I usually use food-grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE) on my hens, but was curious to know if and how safe it was for chicks. I hate to use commercial wormers at all, and I need to know how this would affect them when it is time to worm them.
    Thanks to any and all who can help.
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    You shouldn't have to worm chicks.

    DE works good as a dust but does no good internally on parasite.


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  3. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Songster

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    I consider DE a food supplement as it has trace minerals and the such, but is not real effective as a wormer. If you read my link to worming in my signature line you will get more information.
     

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