Need to dust chickens?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by blooo, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. blooo

    blooo In the Brooder

    Jun 10, 2008
    berkeley, ca
    I regularly sprinkle food-grade DE in both my coop and the run. Do I also need to individually dust my chickens? They do take dust baths in the run.

    They are about 12 weeks old now, and I haven't been picking them up regularly, so I'm sure they wouldn't like it.
  2. angels4

    angels4 Songster

    I sprinkle it in the area they take thier dustbaths. If they haven't got any visible paratites it wouldn't hurt, but it might not be necessary.

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