How much Diatomaceous Earth for drinking water?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by WildHorseMountain, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. WildHorseMountain

    WildHorseMountain Out Of The Brooder

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    I've heard so many great things about it and bought a small bag for the first time today to try it out and see how it works. My 6 girls are 9 weeks old now, and I figured it was time to clean things up a bit, especially since they prefer to sleep on the ground in the dirt still. Anyway, I plan to dust everything down including them, and I would like to put some in their drinking water for any internal parasites, so how much do I use per gallon? ~Thanks Kim~
     
  2. CarolynF

    CarolynF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It doesn't work in water, it just sinks to the bottom. Putting it in their feed is how others do it.
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    DE is ineffective when wet.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That will destroy any benefit of DE, to get it wet. That is why I have serious doubts about its worming abilities on the inside of a chicken and that isn't what I use it for because of that. What you'll end up with is a clump of cement if you add it to water.
     

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