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Do you give DE to chicks? How much?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SuperChiks, May 17, 2011.

  1. SuperChiks

    SuperChiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 week old chicks and 6 week olds. Will DE work for cocci and other parasites? Do you give them to the 2 week olds? If so how much do I give them. [​IMG]
     
  2. audioguy

    audioguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read a lot on DE in this forum. Do a search for DE.

    I have 3 week old chicks and simply sprinkle it in with the pine shavings. Since DE is a mechanical pesticide, and actually cuts the exoskeleton and dries out the bug, it winds up being a great natural way to get rid of pests.
    Our chicks will dust up the bedding, and this makes sure they are dusted with DE.

    Oh, make sure its food grade or listed as pet safe. Don't use the pool filter stuff!
     
  3. SuperChiks

    SuperChiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks Audioguy. I have it (the food grade) but didn't want to give them too much. The lady I got them from had them on medicated mash so I wasn't thrilled about that but didn't want them to have worms either. Thanks!
     
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I sprinkle a little on the bottom of brooder and on the floor of the coop. I use food grade DE. I don't measure it, but I don't use much.
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2011

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