i just let my 3 and 1/2 week olds out of the brooder into the smaller room of my 2 room coop and want to start the "deep litter" thing. i've been reading alot about adding DE and i've also been reading it's expensive and hard to find in most places. isn't there something else that can be used in the place of DE? i find it hard to believe that with all the chicken gurus here at BYC, i have not read about some alternative to DE. any input would be appreciated. thanx.