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Diatomaceous Earth for poultry lice

Posted by bowerbrandon (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 14, 09 at 10:29

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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RE: Diatomaceous Earth for poultry lice

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Wed, Oct 14, 09 at 22:30

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


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RE: Diatomaceous Earth for poultry lice

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.


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