Feeding Diatomaceous Earth

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by rdcowman, Jun 13, 2017.

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  1. rdcowman

    rdcowman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I saw there already is a forum about this except, it didn't ask the question that i need answered!:)
    Someone i saw on the internet wormed there chickens with DE. They took like 1 cup of DE with so much food. I need to worm my chickens so i thought i would use this! I just got some today, and it says for food, and livestock. It does not say that you can use it for chickens.
    Another question, the DE can be used for killing insects. i spray some natural stuff in there to deter flies but it doesn't kill them. The bag says that it kills flies, so could i sprinkle it on the bedding and where they roost?

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    DE is one of those products that's supposed to work but many people find it doesn't. I had a deep bed of DE in my nestboxes but still found hundreds of mites crawling round in it quite happily. It wasn't killing them and it certainly wasn't keeping them in check.

    Google garlic and cayenne pepper as worming alternatives. They both contain sulphur which is toxic to parasites. I tried my bantams on some raw, chopped garlic the other day and they went nuts for it.
     
  3. timon

    timon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would also like to know. Great questions
     
  4. rdcowman

    rdcowman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will do! Thanks!:)
     
  5. rdcowman

    rdcowman Chillin' With My Peeps

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