So.....I bought some DE-now how do I use it?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by junebug7334, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. junebug7334

    junebug7334 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been searching the forum.... and I know it's on here somewhere......it's food grade....suggestions please?[​IMG]
     
  2. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get an old baby powder container...or a ball jar with holes in the lid and fill with DE and sprinkled all over the coop and occassionally on the birds and even in their food. [​IMG]

    Don't forget the roosts...too!
     
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  3. junebug7334

    junebug7334 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey there! thanks! You are the only one who answered and that is all I needed to know! Best! Junebug
     
  4. ChickaD

    ChickaD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use DE too, and can't say enough about it. You could also put a scoop of it on their bedding (I use wood shavings) and see if they use that area to dust bathe, which also helps. Or, depending on where you live, you could also provide a spot for dust bathing in their run or in your yard, if you free range. It can be mixed with fine, dry dirt or sand or ashes...our birds love it, especially since they can demolish my daylilies at the same time - bonus for chickens! [​IMG]
     
  5. WoofyGator

    WoofyGator Out Of The Brooder

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    Good info...we were about to post a similar question! [​IMG] Seems like DE is the answer to almost every problem...lol
     
  6. ChickaD

    ChickaD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WoofyGator [​IMG] Great user name, and one of the few predators we don't have in this neck of the woods!
    And if you think DE is great for chickens (and it is!), you should see all the benefits for people, as I've been finding out...[​IMG]
    PM me so I don't hijack this thread (no, I don't sell it!)
     

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