Diatomaceous Earth

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Poultrybonkers, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long does it take for feather mites to start disappearing using de? How often do you have to dust them.?
     
  2. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DE won't get rid of the mites there is alot of controversy about DE studies show that it doesn't work at eliminating bugs/mites etc.
     
  3. Sphynxcrazy

    Sphynxcrazy Out Of The Brooder

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    Does it just sort of repel bugs, or is it for sanitization? Or??

    Btw mnferalkitty, funny pic. My boy is a 14y/o grey tuxedo.
     
  4. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then what gets a rid of feather mites.
     
  5. mickey328

    mickey328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DE worked very well on ours. We just put a bit in the litter and some in their dust baths. Within about 10 days, the mites were all gone. When we refresh the litter or dust bath, I add a tablespoon or so as a preventive measure.
     
  6. plm6846

    plm6846 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Question: We use DE earth in our pool filter, is it the same stuff???
     
  7. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope , you want food grade DE.
     
  8. mickey328

    mickey328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should be able to get it at your feed store; that's where we got ours. I was very reasonably priced and you don't need very much.
     
  9. plm6846

    plm6846 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you, was going to take a bunch out to daughters tomorrow...guess I won't now [​IMG]
     

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