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Can you use too much DE with DLM?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by figsonwheels, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. figsonwheels

    figsonwheels Out Of The Brooder

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    We use DLM (deep litter method) in our open air coop and sprinkle DE every time we add new litter. The coop is on a bit of a slant and between that and the chickens scratching, the litter seems to pile up on the low end of the coop. Anyway, today, dh re-distributed the litter (it's about 8" deep throughout) and added about 12 cups of DE in our 144 sq ft coop. Is that too much? If so, what can I do about it?
     
  2. sillybirds

    sillybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a generous amount of DE, but I don't think it will hurt anything. Sure should keep the flies and such down.
     

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