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Implementing Diotomacious Earth

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Wolfstorm82, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. Wolfstorm82

    Wolfstorm82 In the Brooder

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    Hello, I am curious about how to implement food grade Diatomacious earth into my chickens diet. It is very fine and I don't k ow whether to put it in their crumble, make a mash with it, or feed it as a "side dish". It is rich with calcium which the need, so any advice would help. Thank you!
     

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    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Oyster shell is the best Ca supplement, not DE. It should be fed in a side dish, so the laying hens eat what they need. Mary
     

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