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Can cockroaches be attracted To DE method

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sunshine ducky, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. sunshine ducky

    sunshine ducky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone, I was just wondering since the deep litter method holds compost (chicken poo and pee); can that be a food source and shelter for pests like cockroaches and even mice? I read somewhere some composts attract pests like those. So overall should I stick with the deep litter method or should I just clean the coop every week or so, thanks!
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Do you mean DL (Deep Litter) method?
    DE is Diatomaceous Earth.

    DL is not likely to attract or support cockroaches or mice.
     
  3. sunshine ducky

    sunshine ducky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh my I meant DL as in deep litter method, I will keep continuing this bedding method thanks!
     
  4. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have deep litter in our run, never have had a cockroach or mice problem. I'm sure any cockroach that happened by would quickly be eaten by the hens! I wouldn't feel safe as a mouse either. Chickens are pretty brutal.
     

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