Asked January 8, 2019, 6:20 AM EST

I read that giving food grade DE to chickens will help to control worms. How do I give DE? Thanks

Navajo County Arizona poultry

1 Response

While some producers swear by DE, the evidence indicates that has little control of worms. It would act by abrasive action on the worms. If it is abrasive to the worms, what is it doing to the lining of the intestines? I don't usually recommend it. It is sometimes used in organic production where worms are more common and there are no approved medications.