Ok. So I think I want to start using the deep litter method, but I have read that you are not supposed to use diatomaceous earth in the coop where you are deep littering as it will kill the good bacteria and bugs that I am trying to cultivate for composting the chicken poop. Is this true? If I am not supposed to put the DE in the pine shavings in the coop then where am I supposed to put it? I don't want the chickens to get mites and stuff. Also if I can't use the DE in the coop bedding then can I use Sulfur? or would it also be bad for the same reason?