Too young for DE?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jmachado, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. jmachado

    jmachado New Egg

    Jan 26, 2017
    Hello! I have chicks between 3 and 4 weeks old. They are all doing great! They have a dust bath/grit in their brooder which right now only consists of construction sand. When should I add DE? I know I should also add wood ash and some dirt as well but it's the DE I'm concerned about adding too soon.....should I wait? Thanks!!
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    IMO don't add anything else until they are old enough to move to their permanent home. And do be careful with DE it's very powder, airborne easily and not a good thing to inhale.

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