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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

    Feb 29, 2016
    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!

  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    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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