Well? Which is it? Is it a good idea to use DE to control parasites? Could it possibly be harmful to a chicken’s delicate respiratory system? Is it harmful to humans if inhaled? These are all valid questions, unfortunately controversies over the use of DE are many.
I’ve done a lot of research on the use of Diatomaceous Earth for managing parasites that effect good chicken health. I picked two articles from who I consider reputable and knowledgeable chicken experts. Both are respected, but their very different opinions still leave me with the same question… Diatomaceous Earth, Good or Bad?
Both articles are well researched, both make sense. You decide.
The Chicken Chick®
Diatomaceous Earth, DE. The Benefit/Risk Analysis from The Experts
The Chicken Chick®: Diatomaceous Earth, DE. The Benefit/Risk Analysis from The Experts
Fresh Eggs Daily
All about Diatomaceous Earth
All about Diatomaceous Earth – In your Coop, Garden and Home | Fresh Eggs Daily®