When can I start using DE with my baby chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by zookeeptd, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. zookeeptd

    zookeeptd Out Of The Brooder

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    At what age can I sprinkle DE in their food or in their brooder?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I don't add it to food for any of them but I put it in the bedding and on all the surfaces for all birds and I don't see why age would matter.
    My chicks only get a high quality, high protein grower until they start free ranging and they get no scratch or scraps till 12 to 15 weeks.
     
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  4. zookeeptd

    zookeeptd Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I'm doing the same except a lil scrambled eggs once in a while. [​IMG]
     
  5. featheredroots

    featheredroots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have food grade DE that I've been putting in our girls food since day one, they don't seem to have any problems with it.
     
  6. awalters0815

    awalters0815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why would you put it in their food?
     
  7. featheredroots

    featheredroots Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Charrisse

    Charrisse Out Of The Brooder

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    When ya'll sprinkle it in the bedding etc - how much do you "sprinkle". I have food grade de on hand, and Im ready to start using it.
     

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