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post #21 of 27
What is stall dry?
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by lighthouse1465 View Post

What is stall dry?

 

Our feed store recommended it to me. I am very pleased with it in our coop. Very drying, so keeps the moisture down in our climate.

Got mine at the feed store.

 

Here's a nice thread on it.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/89079/stall-dry-my-new-best-friend

post #23 of 27
The breathing of de over time can cause lung disease called silicosis no different than breathing dust from a concrete saw or any number of other nasty things that get caught up in your lungs and never come back out, I don't care to subject myself to that considering de is completely useless and also expensive. My chickens are around wild birds all the time and have never had a issue with parasites, they're in good health and so enjoy digging holes in a sunny spot and dusting away with dirt, I have read ash can be beneficial, probably more so than de and its free. As far as I'm concerned de is a modern day "snake oil"
post #24 of 27

@jimena , I get mine at Orchard Feed Mill in Vancouver, Wa.


Edited by lynnehd - 3/22/17 at 7:21am
post #25 of 27


Is this the right kind of DE for chicken bath?
Edited by jimena - 3/22/17 at 7:06pm
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​Yes. We spread it in the coop and we also but it on our cat and dog. As far as "snake oil" we haven't had a problem with fleas.

We have been using it for over a year now.

post #27 of 27
What about very fine wood shavings from a board plane grinder for use in a dust bath recipe or maybe just by itself?
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