One day old chicks and DE

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Bring, May 20, 2010.

  1. Bring

    Bring Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I use DE in my coop with new hatchlings? I think my chickens have mites. What does DE stand for?
     
  2. RedfogsFlock

    RedfogsFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My feed store gave me Prozap garden and poultry dust when I bought some chicks that had mites at 4 days old. It contains permethrin. They said to put it on your finger and rub it into the down of the chick. So hope this helps you!

    Oh and I think! (correct me if i'm wrong) DE stands for diemethylcycloprapanecarboxylate
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2010
  3. Yardbirds286

    Yardbirds286 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Diatomaceous Earth. Remember to use food grade only though.
     
  4. nelgkel

    nelgkel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been using codex food grade DE since our chicks were only 2 weeks old and have had no issues..
    hope your chicks get better...
     

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