Didnt want to hijack the cleaning coop thread

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by supermommy, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. supermommy

    supermommy Songster

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    Ok so this DE stuff. Do you use it even if your chickens dont have mites/lice etc?

    Were do i get it?

    I tryed to research it a bit but is it something you put on them?

    Any info on this would be great. Thanks much in advance!
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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  3. valentinebaby

    valentinebaby Songster

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    Here's a website that supplies some info on it:

    http://www.dirtdoctor.com/organic/garden/faq/letter/D/

    If you go the article on "Diatomaceous Earth With Poultry" and the other articles, it may help you make up your mind whether to use it or not. I use it sparingly and have had good success with it, but not everyone on here uses it. Do your own research and make your own choice. [​IMG]
     
  4. australorpchick

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    You can put in on them and your coop as a preventative measure. It really helps keeps the flies away too.
     
  5. ticker9400

    ticker9400 In the Brooder

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    Dont forget it must be food grade DE....
    good luck
     

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