Diatomaceous Earth for poultry lice

bowerbrandonOctober 14, 2009

I heard that Diatomaceous Earth will help control poultry lice. I have just discovered several of my chickens have the lice problem. How do you apply it to the chickens? Also is it harmful to cats? We have 2 cats that like to sleep in the chicken coup and would hate to hurt them.

Any help??

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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

You might want to ask at the Farm Life Forum. They have several knowledgeable chicken folk there.

http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/farmlife/

Here is a link that might be useful: Farm Life Forum

    Bookmark   October 14, 2009 at 10:30PM
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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

Food Grade Diamotaceous earth might help control those lice and will not harm your cats, unless they ingested a couple of pounds. Pool Grade DE will not do anything.

    Bookmark   October 23, 2009 at 8:38AM
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