Using Diatomaceous earth on a setting Hen??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by WRBH, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. WRBH

    WRBH In the Brooder

    Jul 13, 2008
    Williford, AR
    I was wondering if anyone has used Diatomaceous earth on chickens, particularly a setting hen? And if so was there any effect on the eggs/chicks? I found some red mites on my hens and am trying to find a soultion that won't effect the eggs. Thanks
  2. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    I don't think there will be a problem. I'm sure it will help her to get those mites off of her.
  3. spatcher

    spatcher Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Virginia - Southside
    It is not harmful to chickens...try to keep it away from her eyes and nostrils.

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