Diatomaceous earth

boundtogoboogie

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 28, 2014
40
6
34
Central New York
Has anyone ever tried providing food grade diatomaceous earth for chickens to dust in? It is a great, non toxic insect killer and I wondered if there was any reason this would not be a good idea.

Cynthia
 

cindye

In the Brooder
6 Years
Mar 28, 2013
11
0
22
i too use DE. i even put it in chickens and dogs food....1/4 tsp. for small breed dogs. also mix with sand for japanese quail to dust and play in. on hot days, just dampen with water and watch the fun. chickens have a special corner in coop with dirt , sand and de. they have a blast,
 

ChipsAhoyMcCoy

Chirping
5 Years
Apr 28, 2014
187
1
63
Heard DE is really fine and can get in the chickens lungs and cause wheezing an breathing problems.
 
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