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Question regarding DE and a couple of other things...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by EggheadsRus, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. EggheadsRus

    EggheadsRus In the Brooder

    Jun 22, 2011
    Not sure if this is the proper forum but here goes....

    I have read that DE is a great thing to use for your chickens. My question is: I am about to purchase 10 Delaware chicks from McMurray's. While I was shopping I noticed that they offer a product called Poultry Protector; if I use DE in my run/coop should I also use the PP?

    They also offer a product called Avia Charge 2000 - has anyone used this before? I want to keep my chickens as healthy as possible.

    Thanks for all the help [​IMG]


  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I use both DE and poultry protector (though the poultry protector rarely, not as as routine thing), never had a problem.

    I know some people use that Aviacharge but I have no experience with it.

    I believe chickens need three basic things - fresh, appropriate food, fresh clean water daily and a safe, predator proof coop. I try not to make it too complicated.

  3. vivan88

    vivan88 In the Brooder

    Jun 24, 2011
    That is so cool! Great work!Thanks for sharing.It'S really a good post.
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Avia Charge is an excellent avian vitamin/mineral/amino acid supplement. I do use it.

    I don't know anything about Poultry Protector. I use DE in the nests and to dust the birds, not really outside much, unless it's in a protected area away from rain.
  5. duckinnut

    duckinnut Songster

    Jul 18, 2010
    Marshfield, Ma.
    Quote:Could you stop by my coop and scold my girls,they stop listening to me.I provide them fresh clean water every day ,with ice on hot days but they insist on drinking from muddy puddles.[​IMG] While your here tell the dog to stop that behavior as well.
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2011

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