Proper use of DE for human consumption

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FarmerMack, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. FarmerMack

    FarmerMack Songster

    Oct 28, 2007
    Stanford, KY
    Ok I've search long enough so I'll ask. What is the proper use of DE in a chickens diet. Can they eat to much? The reason I ask is because I received my supply of DE from and sprinkled some in the oversized brood box with a run and the ladies started stratching and eating it like crazy. Can chickens overdose on DE or are the smart enough to eat only that which the need? Should it be added to their food only on occasion? Or what they scratch up from the pine shavings be enough for them.
    The ladies are now almost 7 weeks old my how fast they grow. Almost time to move out to a place of their own. Red heat lamp plugged into a thermal cube until the get used to the winters in N.H. also to keep the water from freezing.

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