I got DE is this the place to ask questions about its use?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by gpamela3499, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    Near San Fran Ca
    Can I put out a pan of dust for my 6 week old chicks?
    Can you dose cats for worming? How much? Can I put some on the coop floor? In the nest boxes ?
  2. riderbecky

    riderbecky Songster

    May 4, 2008
    Ottawa Valley
    If you are making a dust bath you would want to mix it with sand. I always dust the floor of my coop and the new bedding whenever I change the bedding and in the nests too. There is a recipe around here somewhere for whitewash for painting inside the coop especially the roosts.

    I don't know about the cats but I don't see whynot however I don't know the dosage I free choice it with my horses and I mix into my laymash to control insects...any deworming that happens with my layers is just a bonus. I truly love DE...wonderful stuff just be careful not to dust it onto your flowering plants as it will harm bees.
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

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