Diatomaceous Earth

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by urban chicks, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. urban chicks

    urban chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I got my day old chick in the mail and one of them is sick so i need to give her DE. Is it safe to give that to them or will it possibly kill them? what do I do I have no idea how much ? And how do I know if they ate it or not?
    please help
     
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  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  3. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DE is a natural pesticide to prevent lice, mites, flies, etc. In birds that live outdoors. It does not help sick chicks. Do you think they have mites? Sumi has good advice.
     
  4. urban chicks

    urban chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    never mind thank you guys
     

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