What is DE

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by FLOWERPOT, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is DE and where can I find it?
    Does it look like sevin dust or potting soil?
    Can you post a picture of the bag so Ill know what to look for please????
     
  2. check Dawn419,she is one of the mods and she knows her stuff.
     
  3. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    DE can be used to prevent external parasites on your chickens, their roosts, nest boxes, etc. Some people use it in gardening as well to deter slimey, crawling things. It certainly deters flies from what I've noticed.

    Others use it as supplemental feed for their animals in hopes of deworming them 'naturally'. It's not harmful to the animal; but there is no scientific studies supporting thta it does anything for internal parasistes. External paraistes, though, it has been shown to control.

    If it were free or cheap, I'd say "use it, it's cheap insurance". But, it's rather spendy stuff. I'd recommend saving the money, doing fecals on your livestock, then getting the appropriate antihelmentic for your livestock.
     
  5. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Quote:Here ya go, Flowerpot...food grade DE.

    There's a pic of the bag, the many ways I use it and also a section of links for where you can find it. If you have anymore questions, don't hesitate to ask! [​IMG]


    Dawn
     
  6. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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